Another example of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s open nominations pledge has been exposed as a complete lie as MP candidate Ryan Davey withdrew his bid and publicly ripped Trudeau for fixing the nomination so his chosen candidate Adam Vaughan wins:
As part of a renewed Liberal Party – one that would do politics transparently and democratically – we were promised open nominations. However events over the past few weeks have led me to decide that this nomination process has been a de facto appointment. While it’s the leader’s prerogative to recruit and select candidates, the clear identification of favoured candidates creates an imbalance in support that is difficult to overcome for other candidates. Further, the nomination rules for Trinity-Spadina were changed so that all candidates received the membership lists and forms prior to being green lit, which provided Adam Vaughan with critical information that all candidates had waited several weeks to receive. Regardless of the outcome, these circumstances have not been consistent with an open nomination process. (see here)
This is the second time Trinity-Spadina has been involved in Trudeau gaming this nomination – Christine Innes has filed a lawsuit against Trudeau and Liberal Party officials after her candidacy was pulled in a Liberal scheme (see here) to oust her.
Imagine if Harper was doing this and what the Media Party fire-storm would look like.
Also: The photo above run by the Star was provided to them by Trudeau’s campaign (see here).