The Ontario PC Party Executive and the Leadership Election Organization Committee (LEOC) released details of the Party’s membership verification process for the upcoming leadership race.
The LEOC will also host two official leadership debates. The first date has been organized for February 15. It will be broadcast on TVO at 8 pm. PC members will have access to the leadership debate, as it will also be broadcast through social networks including Facebook, Youtube and Twitter.
An online, two-stage verification process will ensure all eligible members can select the next leader of the Ontario PC Party in a secure, open and transparent manner. PC members will receive a unique verification number in the mail, where they will be directed to verify their membership information on record, including by secure uploading of identification documents.
A support hotline will be available during this period for those requiring assistance. Independent third-parties will be responsible for processing votes, and securely maintaining personal information.
Ontario PC Leader Vic Fedeli issued the following statement:
“Our membership verification process is consistent with our commitment to ensure an open, democratic, and secure process as we select our next leader. As Interim Leader
of the Ontario PC Party, I will continue to ensure our Party is in a strong position for the incoming leader. I look forward to continuing towards our shared goal of defeating Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals and bringing the change Ontario families need.”
February 15– Leadership Debate
February 16– Membership cut-off
February 20 (approximately) – Unique verification number mailed to Ontario PC members
March 2 – March 8 – Voting period
March 10 – Leadership Convention