Ontario PCs face lawsuit over election of party president - 2019-10-18
The husband of one of Premier Doug Ford's MPPs is suing the Ontario Progressive Conservative party, claiming that officials rigged the election for party president, deliberately breaking their own rules to thwart his candidacy.
Jim Karahalios filed a lawsuit in Ontario Superior Court this week, alleging that the party allowed "ballot stuffing" that tipped the November 2018 election in favour of his sole opponent and the eventual winner, Brian Patterson.
The party president is an elected, volunteer position that leads governance and operations for the Ontario PCs. Karahalios' wife Belinda is the PC MPP for Cambridge.