Less than a day after Patrick Brown was given the go ahead by the PC party’s nomination committee to run for the party leadership, rival Caroline Mulroney thinks he needs to drop out.
She says a leadership is not the place to clear his name, that he needs to put the party above himself.
Mulroney hopes the other candidates – Christine Elliott, Doug Ford and Tanya Granic Allen – join her in calling for Brown to step aside, instead of fighting for his second ballot support at the expense of the party and winning the election.
Elliott issued a statement late in the day saying the party’s made its decision about who’s in the race and that it’s time to move forward.
The next and last candidates debate is Wednesday February 28.
Party member online voting begins March 2 with the leader announced eight days later.