More than 16 hundred Ontario Progressive Conservatives will meet in Ottawa this weekend for their first annual convention under new leader Patrick Brown.
The Tories will start work on their 2018 campaign platform this weekend, which Brown promises will be developed by the party’s grassroots instead of being dictated by a small group at Queen’s Park as it has in the past.
He wants to avoid a repeat of the Tories’ 2014 campaign pledge to cut 100 thousand public service jobs, and has been reaching out to police, teachers, nurses and other unions.
Brown, a former federal Conservative backbencher, defeated former M-P-P Christine Elliott for the P-C leadership last May.
He represents Simcoe North.