Ont. Tories to form committee to decide rules for picking new leader

Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak. (QMI Agency file photo)

Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak. (QMI Agency file photo)

ANGELA HENNESSY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:51 PM ET

TORONTO - Ontario Progressive Conservatives took a step towards determining how and when they will elect a new leader to replace Tim Hudak.

The PC Party executive held its regular monthly meeting Saturday. They agreed to form a committee whose job it will be to determine a timeline and the rules for electing the next leader, a spokesman said in an e-mail.

The committee is expected to report back at the next executive meeting in August, although a specific date has not yet been determined.

The top spot had belonged to Hudak, who announced he would step down in the immediate wake of the crushing defeat to Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals on June 12.

A main criticism of Hudak’s platform had been his plan to cut 100,000 jobs, which many MPPs said was a surprise to them and a tough sell among voters.


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