Ontario PCs talk leadership race date, rules today
MPP Christine Elliott only PC member to publicly announce leadership bid
The executive of Ontario's Progressive Conservative party meets today to talk about details for their upcoming leadership race.
There are differing opinions in the Tory ranks about whether the party should hold a relatively quick leadership convention next January or February or wait a year or longer to provide time to rebuild and work on new policies.
Interim PC Leader Jim Wilson was elected by the caucus as caretaker this week to replace Tim Hudak following the Tories' second election loss under his leadership.
He has said he'd like to see a convention held "sooner rather than later."
The lack of consensus may prevent the PC executive from setting a convention date on Saturday but if they do, they'll also have to determine a date for cutting off membership sales and set a spending limit for candidates.
They will also have to decide if the next leader will be chosen by delegates to the convention or if every member of the party will get a chance to vote.
Supporters of deputy Tory leader Christine Elliott, the only declared leadership candidate so far, are pushing for a convention early next year.
Several other caucus members have expressed interest in joining the race, including Lisa MacLeod, Vic Fedeli and Monte McNaughton, while some federal Conservatives are also said to be mulling over leadership bids.