This StarPhoenix Article made me laugh.
A star candidate, former NDP member, Liberal leadership contender and past Premier of Ontario even had to fight a nomination.
Joan Beatty?? She didn't!!
The Line of the Day...
Smith downplayed the significance of both Beatty's switch of parties and the short-circuiting of the nomination process.
"Political parties and churches are both in the same category. If you don't take converts you've got a bit of a problem," said Smith, who noted that former Ontario NDP premier, and Liberal leadership candidate, Bob Rae will be running in a Toronto byelection at the same time as Beatty.