MARKHAM, Ont. — Ontario's Progressive Conservative party is reviewing the results of its leadership race, in which a winner was to be announced today.
Hartley Lefton, who heads up the party's leadership election organizing committee, says the party is reviewing the "allocation of a certain list of electors."
He didn't give a specific estimate for how long the review would take, only that it would be completed as soon as possible.
The news was greeted by boos, and Lefton told the gathered party members that they no longer had access to the hall where they were waiting.
More than 64,000 votes were cast in the hastily organized and problem-plagued leadership race, all of which now need to be recounted by hand.
Four candidates — former Tory legislator Christine Elliott, former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford, Toronto lawyer and businesswoman Caroline Mulroney and parental rights advocate Tanya Granic Allen — are competing to lead the Progressive Conservatives.
The Canadian Press