Friday, March 06, 2009

Flaherty out

No, not Out of Ottawa. If only. Out of the race to replace John Tory as Ontario Progressive Conservative leader. Too bad, I'd have liked to see another Conservative MPP pressed to resign to give Flaherty a seat, so the Liberals would have a shot at another by-election seat.

Federal Finance Minister Flaherty has no aspiration to lead Ontario Tories (Flaherty-Tory)
Source: The Canadian Press
Mar 6, 2009 14:48


TORONTO _ Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says he has no ambition to lead the Ontario Progressive Conservative party.

Flaherty said after a Toronto luncheon speech today that he already has ``more than a full-time job now.''

He said he was disappointed at yesterday's byelection defeat of provincial party Leader John Tory, which prompted Tory to announce his resignation today.

Flaherty acknowledged people have been and will be asking him if he'll try to take the provincial leadership, and the answer is that he is not interested.

He noted that it's a challenging time economically, and as long as the prime minister wants him to see it through, he'll see it through.

Over to you, Tony Clement!

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1 comment:

A Eliz. said...

A better one for the Liberals to win a by-election, is to get Randy Hillier to run