LFK Provincial PC riding association sends letter to Premier Ford asking for meeting
The Ontario PC Party’s Lanark–Frontenac–Kingston riding association sent a letter to Premier Doug Ford, asking him to meet with more than 900 local members to reconsider his decision to expel Randy Hillier from caucus.
The CBC reports that Nick Drakich, a member of the association’s executive said they’re calling for a meeting with the premier because many of the association’s members are still reeling from the decision.
He said, “This is our representative, and to tell us that we cannot have our representative who we all support in caucus … not only does he alienate Randy but he alienates all the members of the party in Lanark–Frontenac–Kingston.”
Drakich says to tell the association that they cannot have their representative, who they all support, not only alienates the MPP but alienates all the members of the party in the riding.
Drakich said the association and its legal counsel believe the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party constitution gives only the riding association the discretion to remove an MPP from the party.
As far as the association is concerned, the ouster could be seen as a legal breach of that contract.
The Premier’s office has not responded publicly to the letter as of yet.
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