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Former Brampton Conservative MP Seeback not ruling out nomination run in Dufferin-Caledon, blasting two other official candidates for being ‘disrespectful’ for challenging Conservative MP Tilson

By Abbas Rana      

Former Brampton Conservative MP Kyle Seeback says he will make a decision about running in Dufferin-Caledon after the Oct. 22 municipal election.

Five-term Conservative MP David Tilson, left, is not seeking re-election in 2019. Former Queen's Park staffer Kevin Weatherbee, and manager of a local cab company Harzadan Khattra are now seeking the Conservative party nomination in the riding. Former Conservative MP Kyle Seeback could also run for nomination in the riding. The Hill Times photographs, and courtesy of Facebook and Kevin Weatherbee

The Conservative nomination in the coveted riding of Dufferin-Caledon, Ont., hasn’t officially opened up yet, but a heated war of words is happening among Tories with one potential candidate blasting the two party-approved candidates for being “disrespectful” to challenge incumbent five-term MP David Tilson, who only recently announced that he won’t seek re-election in 2019.

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