Party Interference With Local Ridings

1. Party Interference With Local Ridings In Their Selection Of Candidates
“You don’t run for the Conservative party unless Doug Finley says you can”

Read on to see how the Conservatives have blocked the candidacies of locally nominated condidates!

http://www.thestar.com/article/491926

“It’s Not About The Riding, It’s About The Party!”

What is the point of having local ridings if their candidates are chosen by party central?

Party Central has started to not allow candidates nominated by local riding assocations.

Examples Include: Brent Barr, Mark Warner, Bill Casey

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/272579

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/31/dropped-candidates.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071024.wlivecasey25/BNStory/specialComment/

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/272920

But, just in a case you think that the Conservatives have a monopoly on interfering with local ridings, as we all know Michal Ignatieff was given a bit of help from the Liberal Politburo to start his political career:

http://www.lufa.ca/news/news_item.asp?NewsID=5453

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060123/elxn_michael_ignatieff_060123/20060124?s_name=election2006&no_ads=