TORONTO – The Progressive Conservative party executive says members will select a new leader to replace Patrick Brown on Saturday, March 10.
A special party committee has spent the last few days drafting the rules, a timeline for the race and how much it will cost to enter the competition, which will be held just a few months before a spring general election.
Following their meeting on Wednesday night, the party said the final rules of the leadership contest would not be released until Thursday.
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Brown resigned as party leader last week after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced.
He resigned just hours after emphatically denying the allegations that have not been independently verified by The Canadian Press.
Earlier this week Hartley Lefton, chairman of the committee, said the Tories would stick to a one-member one-vote rule, which would open up voting to the party’s grassroots.
“The 2018 Ontario PC leadership race will see party members from every region of the province able to vote and select Ontario’s future premier,” said Lefton in a statement.
“Balloting will be conducted by secure remote electronic voting.”