09.07.2011 09:01 PM

Tea Party North continues Operation Alienation

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.

Muirhead said Wednesday that MacLaren’s recent “unnecessary ousting” of 33-year veteran and nine-time cabinet minister Norm Sterling showed “a total lack of class and respect.”

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.”

2 Comments

  1. Michael S says:

    “The October election is shaping up to be a referendum on vote grabs versus considered policy. We know how Toronto voted on that recently. At present, Hudak is winning but McGuinty is gaining ground.

    Hudak started out as a virtual unknown. As Ontarians get to know him better, they appear to be moving toward the Liberals.”

    http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2011/09/08/getting-to-know-tim-hudak/

    We’re talking Ken Gray, here, who is so suburban middle of the road there is a Tim Horton’s outlet integrated into his body.

    If the ballot question has reached the likes of Ken Gray, then it’s the ballot question. And the campaign has just officially begun.

  2. Michael S says:

    Oh, and Warren, when it comes to Carleton-Mississippi, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.

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