Oakville North Burlington Conservatives take a new approach to nominating their candidate - speeches one day - voting several days later.

News 100 blueBy Pepper Parr

June 3, 2015


From a source we see as solid as they get the Gazette has learned that the new Oakville North Burlington Conservative Association has broken their nomination into two parts – the listening to speeches and then the actual nomination of the candidate to represent the party in the riding for a federal election expected in October.

Effie Triantafilopoulos. with Tim Hudak

Effie Triantafilopoulos., a candidate for the nomination in the newly created federal riding of Oakville North Burlington stands with former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak.

The speeches are reported to be taking place at the St. Vladmir Hall in Oakville. Media has not been invited. The administration at St. Vladmir confirms that the speeches are scheduled for 7:00 pm this evening

The actual nomination is Sunday, reported to be at the Burlington Convention Centre.

Ward 6 Councillor Blair Lancaster thinking through the answer to a question.  Tends to be cautious.

Burlington’s Ward 6 Councillor Blair Lancaster is believed to be running for the Conservative nomination in Oakville North Burlington, a new federal riding with a problematic history.

The Conservatives have had problems getting their act together in the new riding. Conservative party officials disqualified both Eve Adams and Natalia Lishchyna from running as candidates because of problems with the recruiting of party members and the level of spending.

The nomination bid quickly became acrimonious in the perceived “safe seat” for the Conservatives with accusations of dirty tricks and abuse of power.

Known to be seeking the nomination at this point are Blair Lancaster and Effie Triantafilopoulos.

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