A timeline of key events in the Ontario PC Party leadership race

Ontario PC Party to reveal new leader to take embattled party through spring election. Jan. 24: Patrick Brown, then the leader of the party, calls a last-minute press conference to deny a pending news report about sexual misconduct allegations.

READ MORE: Judge rejects injunction application to extend Ontario PC Party leadership voting. Feb. 16: Brown joins the leadership race with less than an hour to go before a registration deadline.

4 Other Related Articles

Doug Ford named new Ontario PC leader

Doug Ford greets the media after being named as the newly elected leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives at the delayed Ontario PC Leadership announcement in Markham, Ont., on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

Ford becomes the leader of Ontario's official opposition and will lead the charge to unseat Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne in an election that's just three months away. He defeated opponents Christine Elliott, Toronto lawyer Caroline Mulroney and social conservative advocate Tanya Granic Allen to secure the leadership.

Global News -
Doug Ford declared Ontario PC Party leader

READ MORE: Ontario PC Party officials say ‘review underway,’ new leader not announced. Ford becomes the leader of Ontario’s official opposition and will lead the charge to unseat Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne in an election that’s just three months away.

His abrupt departure uncovered issues with the party’s structure, problems with its nomination processes, and discrepancies in its membership numbers, leading the Tories’ interim leader to declare he would “root out the rot” before handing over the reins to a new leader.

Judge dismisses application to extend the Ontario PC leadership vote

A lawyer representing a disenfranchised party member had brought an application for an injunction to prolong the race in which online voting ended at noon today.

Gina Brannan, representing the Torys, told the judge the sudden January resignation of former PC leader Patrick Brown, which came months before a spring election, had created an unprecedented situation that made the contracted leadership race necessary.

DW -
Can Marine Le Pen's Front National make a comeback?

The French Front National's congress this weekend is an attempt to relaunch the far-right party ahead of next year's European elections.

The Front National (FN) won a few seats in the National Assembly in last June's elections, but failed to get enough members elected to form a parliamentary group and has thus limited rights to speak in Parliament. Marine Le Pen's party has rather disappeared off the political radar in the past few months.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte