The applicant is also required to include a nomination petition signed
by a minimum of 50 CPC members who reside in the riding, who are in
good standing as of the November 1st, 2017, cut-off date.
If no applications are received, the incumbent will be acclaimed as the
"In the event that an Application is received, the
EDA shall constitute a CNC (nomination committee), and should interview
the Applicants not later than January 18, 2018," according the policy.
"If a majority of the CNC believes that there may be cause to reject an
Applicant, the Executive Director of the Party or their designate shall
immediately inform the NCSC. The NCSC shall endeavor to render a
decision to allow or disallow an Applicant not later than seven days
after receiving word from the CNC that there may be cause to reject
The Executive Director or their designate, in consultation with the
Chair of NCSC and the National Councilor(s) for the effected
jurisdiction may open nomination at any time they see fit. In event a
nomination is required in a member-held EDA, MPs shall be required to
provide their Application within fourteen (14) days of the notice that
their nomination has been opened and the normal timelines for
interviews would apply. MPs would only be required to submit 25
Kailey Vokes, Ms. Leitch's Executive Assistant, told Free Press Online
last night via email, she "intends to run again
and win the election."
Ms. Leitch ran for her party's leadership and finished sixth. She was excluded from Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's ''shadow cabinet'' announced in August.
At this post, Free Press Online can confirm Essa Township Mayor and
Simcoe County Deputy Warden, Terry Dowdall, and Gillian Yeates an
OB/GYN at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital since 2000, intend to
challenge Ms. Leitch for the CPC nomination in Simcoe-Grey.
"I am pleased to see the Federal Conservatives have allowed for the
chance of a nomination process in Simcoe-Grey," Mr. Dowdall told Free
Press Online via email. "Though the timelines are quite tight, I
believe it will create greater interest in the local riding for full
support going forward into the 2019 election. I am planning to reach
out for support from the current members to allow the process to move
forward and to sign the petition for myself, and garner new members as
well to create a stronger team."
Ms. Yeates sent out an email to CPC members in the riding on October
30th, announcing "I would like to challenge Kellie Leitch for the
Conservative Party nomination for the riding of Simcoe-Grey. ..... In
order to challenge a sitting Member of Parliament for their riding
nomination there is a process that was made known to me just today. The
Federal riding committee has just announced this new format and the
timeline is very tight. For this challenge, I need members who are
active in the Conservative Party of Canada as of November 1, 2017. So,
there is an urgent push to get people signed up if you are not already
an active member."