Adams’ Rival, Lishchyna, Also Quits Oakville Tory Nomination Race

Natalia Lishchyna has announced to give up her candidacy in Tory nomination race in Oakville North-Burlington, only few days after her archrival Eve Adams announced to do the same. Lishchyna revealed the news in an email addressed to Conservative supporters in the riding on Tuesday, which said that she is “saddened” to announce her withdrawal from the nomination battle.

Lishchyna mentioned in the statement that “I believe strongly that it is not in the best interest of the party’s electoral prospects in our great new riding to proceed under the circumstances we ‎find ourselves today.” Additionally, Lishchyna stated that “after almost a year of one of the most high profile and controversial nomination campaigns in Canadian history, I believe it’s best that the Party re-start the nomination process to allow the grassroots to decide.” Lishchyna and her rival, Adams, were embroiled in an unpleasant fight for the nomination, which was stained by charges and counter-charges of dirty tricks from both sides. Consequently, the Conservative Party of Canada decided to indefinitely postpone the nomination vote in May while it conducted its own review of the accusations.

Additionally, Lishchyna implied in her stated that “this nomination went from a race to a bitter contest of wills.” She reiterated that “it is often said that time heals all but I am not convinced that we have enough time to do the best in achieving unity before the next election under the current circumstances.”

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