The deadline for submitting an Ontario PC Party membership application in order to be able to vote in the upcoming leadership race is 5:00pm on Saturday, February 28, 2015.
Only members as of February 28 will be eligible to vote on May 3 and May 7.
The cost to join is $10 and may be done online before the deadline.
Only two of the three leadership hopefuls are rated as supportable by Campaign Life Coalition: Monte McNaughton and Patrick Brown.
McNaughton, the MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, has been the most outspoken opponent of Wynne’s explicit sex education curriculum. After the Ontario Liberal government released the program on Monday, he challenged both the premier and Minister of Education Liz Sandals in the legislature, demanding an explanation for the Liberals’ failure to follow through on a 2010 promise to consult parents after then-Premier McGuinty’s proposed sex-ed update was shelved due to parental backlash.
On a recent campaign stop in the Ottawa valley, McNaughton told LifeSiteNews, “I’ve taken a very, very strong stance against Kathleen Wynne – in fact, [I’m] the only politician in the province of Ontario to come out and say: ‘As premier of Ontario, I’m going to stop Kathleen Wynne’s sex-ed agenda.’”
Brown currently serves as federal Conservative MP for Barrie and has a perfect voting record in the House of Commons on life and family issues, including having supported Stephen Woodworth’s Motion 312 and opposed the transsexual “Bathroom Bill.” Brown has stated that he opposes Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s sex-ed curriculum.
The Ontario PC Party membership deadline is 5:00pm on February 28 and is open to citizens or landed immigrants 14 years of age or older. Voting will take place May 3 and 7 by preferential ballot, meaning voters can indicate on the ballot who is their 1st and 2nd choice.
The online application is available here.