PC party loyalists reconstitute the
Progressive Conservative Party of Canada

Niagara Falls, Ontario - Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - Distributed by: Joe Hueglin


Progressive Conservative activists opposed to the merger of the PC Party with the Canadian Alliance today (January 9, 2004) filed an application with Elections Canada to register the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada as an official federal party.
  Hanson Dowell, Q.C., the last Chair of the Nova Scotia PC Federal Presidents Council, will serve as interim leader and Oscar Johvicas, a Toronto businessman and Immediate Past President of Beaches-East York Federal PC Association, is interim president. Both men have long records of service with the Progressive Conservative party going back several decades.
  For more information please contact Hanson Dowell at tel (902) 825-3059.


Joe Hueglin

  Canadian Press, Disgruntled tories try to revive PC Party, (PDF) January 9, 2004, The Toronto Star
  CNews PC Party to be revived, January 9, 2004, Canoe
  Dunfielf, Allison, Grassroots group hopes to resonstitute PCs, (PDF) January 9, 2004. Toronto Globe and Mail



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