Retroactive cutoffs, and green light committees with no public transparency or accountability, turn voters off. More important, they turn party members off. As a volunteer, if you are not allowed to participate in a nomination, you may just take a pass on an election too.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in this file photograph. Sheila Copps says the party shouldn't interfere with open and democratic nomination races. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Politics is at its worst in political parties.
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But a Conservative source is decrying public criticism of Andrew Scheer's leadership, saying it will only create the kind of schisms that will set the party back and that former leader Stephen Harper worked to avoid.