Three candidates pen letter urging Tory leadership delay
|CTVnews 24 Mar 2020 at 14:56|
OTTAWA -- Three Conservative leadership hopefuls have co-signed a letter to the partys election organizing committee pleading for a delay to the race as the COVID-19 crisis escalates.
Marilyn Gladu, Rudy Husny, and Derek Sloan expressing their "dismay" with the committee in failing to adjust the timeline of the leadership contest amid calls from contenders to do so.
"The [Leadership Election Organizing Committee]s lack of an acceptable response to individual candidates has therefore necessitated this unified request," reads the letter.
"We feel strongly that the political and national security environment has shifted so radically since the launch of the campaign that the original dates and requirements are not only unachievable, but inappropriate and inconsiderate of Canadians who are faced with family health concerns and economic uncertainty."