Riding association slams Trudeau after nomination ban

Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau speaks to guests at a Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce...

Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau speaks to guests at a Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce lunch Tuesday March 18, 2014 in Kingston. (Elliot Ferguson/QMI Agency)

Jessica Hume, National Bureau

, Last Updated: 3:33 PM ET

OTTAWA — A Liberal riding association in Toronto says Justin Trudeau broke a promise to hold open nominations when Liberal headquarters ordered the riding's only candidate off the ballot.

The Trinity-Spadina riding association was told to remove Christine Innes as a possible Liberal candidate in an upcoming byelection, accusing her campaign of "intimidation and bullying."

"There was absolutely no due or fair process," association president Julia Metus said.

She said the association wants to meet with Trudeau, who promised to hold open nominations, to "review this decision and return to fairness and due process."

In a letter to supporters, Innes wrote: "These allegations are totally baseless and without merit and were never brought to my attention, as one would have expected a in a party governed by due process."


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