The Ontario Progressive Conservative party is scheduled to announce its new leader on Saturday afternoon.
After all the theatre surrounding Patrick Brown resigning, then entering the race to replace himself, then dropping out, party members have been left with four choices to lead the PCs into the Ontario election in June: Caroline Mulroney, Christine Elliott, Doug Ford, and Tanya Granic Allen.
In the podcast below, Bern Tobin, Matthew Pot, and Shaun Haney discuss the PC leadership race: Who the best choice is for Ontario agriculture (whoever can defeat the Liberals and Kathleen Wynne?); the famous last name factor; and, Bern’s prediction for how the vote counting will play out.
There was drama in this race right to the very end, when an Ontario Superior Court judge heard a last-minute injunction to extend the race by a week, as some party members said they did not receive a required PIN code in the mail to vote online before the voting deadline on Friday. The injunction was denied, and a new leader will be named March 10.