Conservatives Reject Proposed Leadership System Reform

Peter MacKay

By John Ivison, The National Post, 11 June 2011

Peter MacKay, one of the founders of the modern Conservative Party, reacted with anger to the suggestion by Tory senator Doug Finley that the current system of choosing a leader can result in “sheer downright cheating”, rejecting the characterization as “torqued and inflammatory”.
The suggestion that the leadership voting system has been abused in the past, sparked an angry reaction from Mr. MacKay. “It is alarming that anyone who was campaign director for the Prime Minister has information that implicates people and hasn’t brought it forward,” he said. [...]
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