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FORSETH -- ONE winning vision will need to be created by O’Toole --- and Lewis, MacKay and Sloan will need to be united behind their new leader


FIRST ... I have to get this off my chest --- the Conservative Party points system, foisted on the party by Peter MacKay with the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party (October 2003) – SUCKS!!! 

At the end of the second round, voter tabulation had Dr. Leslyn Lewis ahead (60,316 total votes) of both Peter MacKay (54,165) and Erin O’Toole (56,907), but because of a complicated system -- where every riding had a total point score of 100 points (regardless of how many members the riding had) -- Lewis was dropped of the ballot, leaving O’Toole and MacKay on the final ballot.

OKAY ... with that out of the way ... Erin O’Toole was my second choice on the ballot, and I feel certain will be able to lead the party from the opposition benches, to governing party.

Since first being elected in a 2012 by-election, and having twice campaigned for the leadership of the Conservatives, O’Toole knows what is needed to put together a winning team ... and that team will need to include the other three candidates ... each who had different versions of what the future needed to look like for the party to win.

Now, ONE winning vision will need to be created by O’Toole --- and Lewis, MacKay and Sloan will need to be united behind their new leader.

Only through unity, can the ethically challenged Liberal government, led by Justin Trudeau, be defeated ... and that needs to happen at the earliest opportunity.


  1. Good points. That points-not-votes system is smelly but hopefully the Tories can still get their act together but it seems like herding cats.


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