The circumstances under which Larry Maguire became the acclaimed pick of the Conservative riding association for the forthcoming by-election in Brandon-Souris, MB are starting to receive more attention...Hmm... is it truly a case of someone forgetting to attach a $1000 cheque to important documents, or the federal Conservative Party deciding they liked former Arthur-Virden MLA Larry Maguire more than some aid to Merv Tweed? It seems like a damn petty way to disqualify someone, but frankly, it isn't like anyone wouldn't put it past them.
While city councillor and now Brandon Deputy Mayor Les Isleifson is maintaining that he withdrew from the nomination contest rather than being disqualified from it, former Merv Tweed executive assistant Chris Kennedy – who was first into the race, and many considered the original frontrunner – seems genuinely perplexed as to how his nomination papers could have been rejected.
A "shocked" Kennedy told the Brandon Sun Monday that he was advised no deposit cheque for $1000 was attached to his nomination papers as received by 5PM Ottawa time on the Wednesday September 11 deadline, though he swears it was affixed when the papers were sent.
Party headquarters has told him there's nothing he can do about it, and while on the one hand Kennedy says "I’m not going to drag … the party or myself or anybody through the mud", on the other hand he is being urged by several supporters of his nomination to consider running as an independent...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Stuffs Going Down in Brandon-Souris....
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