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Removal of Conservative candidate Khattra from Dufferin-Caledon leaves ‘a mess,’ unclear how the party will choose new candidate: Conservative MP Tilson

By Abbas Rana      

The Conservative Party’s executive director Dustin Van Vugt informed the riding association late last week that Harzadan Khattra has been removed as the candidate in Dufferin-Caledon.

Harzadan Khattra, left, won the Conservative Party nomination contest in mid-March, but was blocked from running for the Conservatives last week by the party. Kevin Weatherbee, centre, came in second place in the nomination meeting. Conservative MP David Tilson, right, has been representing the riding for 15 years starting in 2004. The Hill Times file photo, courtesy of Kevin Weatherbee, and Facebook

The Conservative Party is stuck with a “mess” in Dufferin-Caledon, and it’s not clear what process it will use to find a new candidate there after it rejected the nomination last week of Harzadan Khattra, following complaints of irregularities in the March 19 nomination contest that he won to represent the Tories in the Ontario riding.

Abbas Rana

Abbas Rana is the assistant deputy editor of The Hill Times.
- arana@hilltimes.com


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