Jul 07, 2014
By Andy Johnson
It will likely be August before Ontario Progressive Conservatives decide how to proceed with replacing former Leader Tim Hudak. Top Tory brass met over the weekend and decided to form a committee to report on a date for holding a leadership convention. Opinions differ within party ranks over whether the they should choose their next leader by January or February, or wait a year or more while continuing the rebuilding process. Hudak resigned after a poor showing in the recent provincial election. His Deputy leader, Whitby – Oshawa MPP Christine Elliot is the only declared candidate so far. Last week, Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson was chosen by the Conservative Caucus to serve as interim leader.