Cornwall Ontario – The Curse of the Ontario PC party strikes again. Death by Social Media after unproven sexual accusations against now former leader Patrick Brown have led to his resignation.
“However, defeating [Ontario Premier] Kathleen Wynne in 2018 is more important than one individual. For this reason, after consulting with caucus, friends and family I have decided to step down as Leader of the Ontario PC Party. I will remain on as a MPP while I definitively clear my name from these false allegations.”
A wave of staff resignations and an already hostile base literally snatched a projected victory from Mr. Brown,who ever being a political opportunist surely must be in a bitter stew over the circumstances he now finds himself in.
The visible long time batchelor was already enduring questions about his own sexuality within the hard core elements of the party. In some PC circles the allegations of drunken sexual escapades with young women might actually help his regard.
Which leaves Stephen Clark, a life long politician who started his career by surprisingly becoming Mayor of the very Conservative Brockville Ontario; eventually going on to become the MPP of Leeds Grenville, being an obvious choice from current MPPs.
With Premier Wynne and her Liberals being about as popular as a dirty cat litter box and the NDP being resoundingly tepid, the PCs clearly have a challenge on their hands.
What do you think dear CFN viewers? Does Clark have the right stuff to not only lead the party, but to snatch defeat from Kathy Wynne?
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