Musings —09.07.2011 09:01 PM—
OTTAWA — A local Conservative is endorsing the Liberal candidate for the provincial election in Carleton-Mississippi Mills, calling the “narrow-minded” politics of Progressive Conservative candidate Jack MacLaren “the wrong choice for the riding.”
Matt Muirhead ran for city council in 2006 and again in 2010. He is a former executive director of the riding’s provincial Progressive Conservative association and the past president of the riding’s federal Conservative association.
The nomination upset highlighted tensions inside the conservative Caucus. Sterling called fellow MPP Randy Hillier and MacLaren “political opportunists” who “want to use the good name of the Progressive Conservative party to push their very narrow and right-wing agenda into the provincial arena.”