Opposition criticize Tories’ ‘top down’ control after party fails to hold any nomination contest for four upcoming byelections

Democratic process in Conservative Party has collapsed, says NDP MP Craig Scott

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured recently during his Cabinet shuffle. NDP MP Craig Scott criticized him, saying, 'Harper has shown himself to be running a party that’s based on top-down control, and so there is nothing particularly surprising if you have mostly acclaimed candidates.' PMO photo

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED :Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 8:23 PM

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