Later this morning a member of the Ontario PC party is going to court to get an injunction to keep the leadership vote open for another week. Toronto lawyer Jeffrey Radnoff says the Superior Court of Justice has agreed to hear the application, just hours before the race was scheduled to end. The injunction request claims a number of party members, including his client, have not been allowed to vote yet because they have not received their PIN in the mail. Doug Ford, Caroline Mulroney and Tanya Granic-Allen have all been calling for the voting deadline to be extended. The party ruled against prolonging the race late Wednesday, saying that would contravene its constitution, and instead decided to push back the registration deadline to Thursday night and let members vote until noon Friday. Today’s hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30am.
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IMPORTANT! All verified PC party members should have received an email ballot to vote from “Internet Voting Application”. If you haven’t then immediately call the PC helpline at 1.800.903.6453. Be sure to Check your Spam/Junk folder first! Online Voting deadline is Mar 9 by 12pm pic.twitter.com/Itp9baLcUG
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) March 8, 2018
To those that were unable to register, I’m sorry. Through no fault of your own, you were unable to participate and that’s not fair. You are, and will always be, part of this PC family – let’s stay united on our collective goal – firing Kathleen Wynne come June #PCPOLdr
— Caroline Mulroney (@C_Mulroney) March 9, 2018
"I urge LEOC and the Party executive to take immediate measures to delay the leadership by a week. It’s not too late to have an emergency meeting tonight, and fix this.” https://t.co/eQ3e3NOXgY
— Tanya Granic Allen (@TGranicAllen) March 9, 2018