安省进步保守党领导人竞选: Doug Ford获胜

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  2. Ontario PCs opt for leadership race to replace Patrick Brown
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    Ontario PC party interim leader Vic Fedeli is congratulated after a caucus meeting at Queen's Park in Toronto on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Fedeli has been named interim leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives after Patrick Brown's resignation in the face of sexual misconduct allegations.

    Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press
    Justin Giovannetti , Karen Howlett and Laura Stone
    TORONTO and OTTAWA
    Published January 26, 2018Updated 24 minutes ago

    There will be a race to elect a permanent leader for Ontario's Progressive Conservatives before an election expected in June, party President Rick Dykstra announced on Friday afternoon.

    Only hours after Vic Fedeli was elected as the party's interim leader and expressed his intent to head the party in the next general election, Mr. Dykstra announced that the party's executive had decided to hold a leadership contest before the end of March.

    "This will be a very aggressive time frame, Mr. Dykstra said. "This party, at the end of the day always stands united, always stands focused, and I can assure you that when this is finished, before the end of March, we will be ready to take on government in June 2018."

    Mr. Fedeli, 61, takes over the party shaken by the abrupt resignation of Patrick Brown following allegations of sexual misconduct.

    Once expected by many to be Ontario's next premier, Mr. Brown's time at the helm of his party came to an end early Thursday morning, only hours after a news report aired with two young women alleging that he acted in a sexually inappropriate way with them years earlier. While Mr. Brown, who has denied the allegations, had vowed to fight on as leader, his caucus quickly revolted against him and called for his resignation.

    In one of his first acts as interim leader, Mr. Fedeli said he was calling on Mr. Brown to resign from the PC caucus. He called the former leader's alleged actions "deplorable." Mr. Fedeli said he would not sign off on Mr. Brown's nomination papers to run for the party in his Barrie-area riding until the allegations against the 39-year-old were properly addressed.

    Selected by the 28 members of the party's caucus – Mr. Brown was absent – Mr. Fedeli represents a break from Mr. Brown. Unlike the former leader, who has been an elected official since he was 22 years old, Mr. Fedeli got his start as an entrepreneur leading an advertising agency in North Bay. He was twice elected mayor of his hometown before he entered provincial politics.

    Now the MPP for Nipissing, Mr. Fedeli had competed against Mr. Brown for the party's leadership in 2015, but he dropped out of that race and endorsed Christine Elliott, who lost to Mr. Brown. Since then Mr. Fedeli had been one of the party's stalwarts in the legislature and often tangled with the Liberal government in his role as the opposition party's finance critic.

    On Friday, before the party decision to hold a leadership contest, Mr. Fedeli turned his sights on Premier Kathleen Wynne, saying that Conservatives should focus their attention on the Premier and not on each other. "There's no time to waste," he said. "We're in the middle of an election campaign."

    Before heading into the party's caucus room at Queen's Park for Friday's vote, PC MPP Lisa MacLeod said she brought up allegations she had heard about Mr. Brown to the party's campaign team and was told they were "unfounded" weeks before he resigned.

    Ms. MacLeod said she flagged allegations about the then-leader's conduct "two or three times before Christmas."

    While she would not provide specifics on the allegations beyond saying she heard of "inappropriate touching or multiple girlfriends" from people in her Ottawa-area riding, Ms. MacLeod said they were similar to those brought forward earlier this week by two women as first reported by CTV News.

    "There were a lot of things that were percolating that a lot of people heard. I did and I would bring them to the campaign team. I did that before Christmas," she told reporters. "I was told that it was unfounded. I'm not a private investigator, I'm not a police officer, but certainly when I heard issues about women I would bring them forward."

    Dimitri Soudas, a former director of communications to prime minister Stephen Harper who volunteered to run the provincial PC war room, said in a series of tweets on Friday that Ms. MacLeod "informed me of rumours and allegations in regards to her then leader, Mr. Brown.

    "She did not have specific details. Just rumours. I strongly urged her to raise these issues directly with Mr. Brown as I was a volunteer and she was a caucus member," he wrote. "I also urged her to raise this issue with caucus. She clearly didn't."

    After being elected, Mr. Fedeli said the party would now take a look at strengthening its policies and procedures to avoid a similar situation in the future.

    Conservatives have been divided on whether to hold a leadership vote. Some Tory MPPs wanted the interim leader to stay on until the election because they believed it would give the party the best chance to regain its momentum. Before Mr. Brown was toppled, the opposition party was favoured in public polling to win, ending the Liberals' 14-year reign at Queen's Park.

    However, others within the party, including at least one promising candidate, argued it would be undemocratic to not allow members to select their new leader.

    Rod Phillips, considered one of the party's star candidates and running in the riding of Ajax, said in a statement that the entire party membership, and not just the caucus, has to choose the leader that will guide the party through the election.

    "The leader who takes us through the election must have a clear mandate from all members of the Ontario PC Party. Our party is made up of some 200,000 members across our province. This isn't without its challenges, given the timelines, but it is the right thing to do," he said. Mr. Phillips is the former chair of the Postmedia newspaper chain and a former head of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.

    Mr. Brown has not released any further statements since he was forced to resign at 1:30 a.m. Thursday. He said he would stay on as an MPP in Barrie and defend his reputation.

    It took less than four hours for Mr. Brown's leadership to unravel.

    Reporters were summoned to Queen's Park for a news conference at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, just minutes before CTV News aired a report alleging sexual misconduct involving two young women. A visibly upset Mr. Brown vowed he was innocent and would stay on to fight, saying he was made aware only hours earlier by CTV News that the network was ready to report the allegations.

    Before Mr. Brown had even left the legislature, his inner circle was disintegrating. Members of his campaign team and senior staff announced they were stepping down because Mr. Brown had rejected their advice that he resign for the sake of the party. As the scandal began to gain international attention, senior party members organized emergency phone calls with caucus members.

    During a late-night conference call, everyone, with the exception of Mr. Brown, was unanimous in saying he had to step down, an insider said, explaining he was given an ultimatum: Either caucus issues a statement or you do. The conference call reconvened after a half-hour break, at which point Mr. Brown had prepared a statement saying he was resigning.

    The political shakeup was caused by a CTV News report about Mr. Brown's alleged interactions with two teenage girls several years ago. The news agency reported that one, a high-school student in Barrie at the time of the incident, alleges that she met Mr. Brown at a local bar with a mutual friend. The future PC leader allegedly invited her to his home and provided them with alcohol, though they were underage. During a tour of his home, she said he stopped in his bedroom with her and then exposed himself and asked her to perform oral sex on him, CTV News reported. She said she did briefly and then left.

    The Globe and Mail interviewed the second woman who spoke with CTV. The woman, who met Mr. Brown when she was 18 and he was a federal MP, worked in his office for two summers while she was a university student.

    She alleges that during an after-party at Mr. Brown's house in the summer of 2013, when she was 19, and while she was intoxicated and Mr. Brown was sober, he kissed her and climbed on top of her while they were alone in his room.

    "I kind of froze for a few minutes, and he laid me down on the bed and was on top of me, kissing me … I remember him pushing himself up against me. I felt his erection there," she said. "What happened with me I think was an abuse of power and I think that for that reason it's important that the public was aware."

    She said she was approached by CTV last month, but had previously shared her story with one of the outlet's reporters. She said no one influenced her decision to speak out. The Globe has chosen not to identify the woman. CTV also did not reveal identities.

    Mr. Brown's sister, Stephanie Brown, posted a statement on Facebook on Friday morning in his defence.

    "What happened to my brother was disgusting. And make no mistake, he is the victim," she wrote in a post that she said her friends could share in their own social-media channels. "These completely false allegations were 100 per cent politically motivated and nothing more than a political hit. I know them for a fact to be untrue. Those who know me would characterize me as a strong feminist but making false allegations does not help the feminist cause. Applauding accusers who remain nameless ghosts to bolster political capital – pathetic. My brother is the kindest person I have ever known – he has always worked tirelessly to help people. He did not deserve this."

    At a news conference in her Queen's Park office on Thursday morning, Ms. Wynne said the allegations against Mr. Brown were shocking. "I think many of us feel very shaken by what we heard last night," she said.

    While the Premier would not comment on whether Mr. Brown should resign his seat in the legislature, she said the allegations against the former opposition leader were a sign of Ontario's continuing struggle with issues of sexual harassment. "We all have to be vigilant and we have to shine a light in all parts of our lives to create those safe places that we know are possible, but for whatever reason, we have not been able to create," she said.

    NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said any New Democrat facing similar allegations would not serve under her. "If he was in my caucus, he wouldn't be sitting as an MPP any longer," she said. "This is about women coming forward and calling out behaviour that they experienced and I have to say I was pretty disgusted by what I heard in terms of their story."

    Mr. Brown was the second Canadian leader to fall this week, after Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie was asked to resign his post after an investigator found he had breached workplace harassment rules.

    Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer addressed the allegations against both men. "We have a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in the Conservative Party of Canada."
     
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    How Patrick Brown went so quickly from Ontario PC Leader to yesterday’s man

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    Adam Radwanski

    Published 1 hour ago Updated January 26, 2018

    In a span of a few hours on Wednesday night, Patrick Brown went from having an entire party machine at his back to being the loneliest guy in Ontario.

    The political professionals he had brought in – his chief of staff, campaign director, messaging guru – were out the door before CTV's report about his alleged sexual misconduct had aired. He thought they would be alongside him as he delivered the emergency statement they helped script; instead, he ran from the cameras alone, learning afterward they had announced their resignations on Twitter while he was speaking.

    Then the caucus he led – singing his praises publicly until that day – instructed him to step down by dawn. Now, having already chosen his replacement, some of them want him out of caucus altogether.

    And as Mr. Brown disappeared for parts unknown, different sides of the #MeToo debate were left to complain about how the provincial Progressive Conservatives responded to the party's moment in the movement's spotlight.

    Those inclined to view such comeuppance as long overdue questioned if the Tories were too willing to turn a blind eye earlier. With social-media posts hinting at Mr. Brown's misbehaviour with women being old news, and MPP Lisa MacLeod saying she had flagged unpleasant rumours internally and been told they were "unfounded," how could he have survived nearly three years at his party's helm?

    To the crowd recently warning about a lack of due process, it looked like the latest instance of execution without a trial. How was it fair that two women accusing him of sexual misconduct while they were teenagers didn't have to publicly reveal their identities, and he lost his career and reputation without being able to defend himself?

    To understand why neither criticism really holds up, it helps to know some back story. And even as it might help answer the questions about the party's recent handling of this mess, that context raises others about what allowed it to fester for so long in the first place.

    Well before Mr. Brown's 2015 ascent to the leadership, rumours about his relationships with women flew around political circles. As a federal MP, he and a few Conservative colleagues styled themselves "frat boys," and made a show of partying with much younger women.

    This was often in places where alcohol flowed heavily, despite Mr. Brown never drinking. Among Mr. Brown's crew was Rick Dykstra, subsequently installed as provincial party president, who lost his federal seat after a report about him buying drinks for underage girls.

    The whispers about Mr. Brown potentially having inappropriate interactions with young women were strong enough that he or his staff were asked by other Tories whether there was anything they should worry about. While attributing it solely to knowledge of how many sexual partners Mr. Brown had, not of any wrongdoing, one of his advisers said this week that he and his team had run drills for how they would respond to any related controversy.

    The reason Mr. Brown lasted as long as he did was, because, amid the smoke, nobody could quite find the fire. His leadership rival, Christine Elliott, is said by sources who worked on her campaign to have enlisted a private investigator who returned with nothing more than more rumour. Everyone seemed to know someone who knew someone who said they had a bad experience with him, but alleged victims never materialized publicly.

    It would have been unreasonable to expect MPPs or other party insiders to stage a coup on that basis. Mr. Brown was elected by his party's membership, a result that upset caucus members, who overwhelmingly supported Ms. Elliott; they couldn't just try to overturn that democratic result because of unspecific suspicions. All they could do was ask questions, and accept his word that there was nothing to worry about.

    It is just as unreasonable, now, to suggest they should have patiently given him time to explain himself – less than five months from an election – when his word proved broken. Politics is not a court of law. People who seek jobs at the highest level of public life do so knowing they will be held to a higher standard. Mr. Brown's implicit promise to his party, when he sought its leadership, was that he could meet that standard. They now have specific evidence he could not.

    What is reasonable, and necessary, is to acknowledge something earlier went wrong if someone considered problematic by many in his party got so close to running the country's second-largest government.

    Mr. Brown is a product of political-party culture. A PC activist when barely a teenager, president of his party's national youth wing, an MP before his 30th birthday. He learned early on, by all accounts, that positions of power could be a great way to meet women; he got older, and they didn't, and when he was in Ottawa he found other MPs for whom the same rang true.

    A boys-will-be-boys attitude in the national capital let him get away with a lot. Maybe more than he would have, if women at the time had been more empowered to come forward. Maybe things that seemed an acceptable shade of grey, before #MeToo.

    That last one isn't an excuse for him, even if defenders try to make it so. Political parties try to keep with the times, and many have dumped leaders who don't allow them to do so. Mr. Brown, not yet 40, already proved yesterday's man. Hopefully others aspiring to the same heights he reached are learning, that wielding power the way he did, along the way, can eventually make for a very lonely experience.

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opi...to-yesterdays-man-so-quickly/article37759261/
     
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    Ontario PC party president steps down amid purge of Patrick Brown loyalists from top posts
    Bob Stanley, former executive director and longtime Brown ally, was fired over the weekend
    CBC News Posted: Jan 28, 2018 4:24 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 28, 2018 8:49 PM ET

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    Ontario PC interim leader Vic Fedeli has said he will run if the party holds an open leadership contest before the provincial election set for June 7. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

    Fallout from Patrick Brown's resignation last week continues to roil Ontario's Progressive Conservatives as members wage an internal civil war over the future of the party and Brown loyalists are ousted.

    Rick Dykstra stepped down as president of the PC party Sunday evening, saying he was taking "a step back" as the party moves to "coalesce" around a new leader

    "After two years in this position, I know the party is prepared to take on the hard work necessary to fight this election," he said in a statement.

    The move comes after Alykhan Velshi, chief of staff under Brown, who remains in the post under interim leader Vic Fedeli, sent a memo to caucus, current candidates and staff outlining changes in personnel at the party. A copy of the memo was obtained by CBC Toronto.

    Executive director Bob Stanley — among the most senior operatives for the PCs and a noted Brown backer — has been fired.

    Stanley oversaw a deeply troubled riding nomination process last year, which saw several riding association executives quit in protest that the process had been "rigged" by Brown and his inner circle. There was public criticism of Brown's leadership from senior party members after candidates were chosen.

    Brown's deputy chiefs of staff, Tamara Macgregor and Rebecca Thompson, have been assigned to different roles and their former positions abolished. Thompson, a communications specialist, formerly worked for former minister of foreign affairs John Baird under then-prime minister Stephen Harper. Brown brought her in from Ottawa to hone the party's message heading into an election year.

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    Rick Dykstra stepped down as president of the PC party Sunday evening, saying he was taking "a step back" as the party moves to "coalesce" around a new leader. (CBC)

    According to the memo, Thompson will be on the PCs leadership election organizing committee, the group responsible for drafting a framework for a leadership race.

    Also noteworthy is the return of Nick Bergamini, a former spokesperson for Brown who resigned last week shortly after CTV published allegations of sexual misconduct levied at Brown by two women, dating from his time as an MP in Barrie, Ont. Bergamini will be the party's director of communications.

    Velshi told party members that Fedeli, who plans his own run at the leadership, was not dictating the changes.

    "I want to be very clear that these decisions followed recommendations I made to the Leader when he asked me to become his chief of staff on Friday evening," Velshi wrote in the memo.

    'We must all have a say'
    News of the shuffling of top party players comes as the PCs try to contain another internal clash over whether to hold an open leadership race in the coming months or go into the June 7 provincial election with Fedeli as leader. Fedeli was chosen as interim leader at a snap meeting of the 28 caucus members on Friday morning.

    Some MPPs who spoke to CBC Toronto last week said that a leadership contest would only distract members from the campaign to defeat Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne. Just hours after Fedeli was chosen, the party's executive committee opted to hold a leadership race.

    The move was met with cautious optimism by those who favour an open contest, such as dozens of current PC candidates, including Caroline Mulroney, whose name has been floated as a possible leadership contender.

    In an email sent out to party members, the president of the Eglinton-Lawrence riding association in Toronto urged the party to stick to its decision to initiate a fair and open leadership race.

    "The Ontario PC Party is not made up of 28 people. It is made up of over 200,000 people," said Clare Schulte-Albert. "This is a democracy, and we must all have a say in who we vote as our leader."

    Schulte-Albert said she has started a petition urging the executive committee to reaffirm its earlier decision.

    On Sunday afternoon, the PC campaign chair and longtime friend of Brown, Walied Soliman, posted a tweet saying "while we have been thrust into picking a new leader, I cannot stress enough that we should not change course," referring to the strategy Brown and his team have put in place.

    "I urge everyone to stay positive and to stay focused. This is not the time for pettiness and winners and losers," Soliman wrote.

    Also Sunday, Toronto Mayor John Tory, who is a former PC leader, confirmed he will not be running for the party leadership.

    "I have a job here that's keeping me fully occupied and there is so much to do here in the City of Toronto," he tweeted.
     
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    Doug Ford, former Toronto City Councillor (2010–2014) and mayoral candidate (2014)[12]

    表示有兴趣竞选党领。
     
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    我擦,这个傻小子真的早就让人盯上了。。。比我瞎猜的还要早。 :monster:
     
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    他要上台, 肯定会被告。 他的小辫子太多了。 还是算了吧
     
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    还是Christine Elliott吧!
     
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    还是Christine Elliott吧!
     
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    看时间点,环球邮报周五晚上才八卦出帕吹克下台程序背景?。。。俺中午就跟小地主喊了嗓俺的直觉。。。保守党高层,早有丫的黑材料。
     
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    Doug Ford announces he will run for Ontario PC leader
    Ford said he wants to prevent the party from falling into the hands of 'the elites'

    Doug Ford announced Monday he's running for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives. He ran unsuccessfully for Toronto mayor in September 2014, losing to John Tory. Before that, he served as councillor for Ward 2, from 2010 to 2014, while his brother, Rob Ford, was mayor. (CBC News / David Donnelly)
     

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