I firmly believe that when it comes to deciding who should lead our Party, the final say should be with you, our members.
Disqualifying candidates for beliefs or viewpoints weakens confidence in our democratic process.
If candidate Jim Karahalios met the donation and signature requirements, then a disqualification should only happen if there is a clear violation of the rules.
Otherwise, it should be left up to the members to decide.
If Jim Karahalios violated the rules, then the reason should be communicated clearly to help build trust in the process.
That was my position when Richard Décarie was disqualified, and it's my position now.
As Leader, I will ensure that our party communicates clearly in regards to nominations and other party processes, so that our members can continue to support the party in good faith.
I am in the race, and I am with you on this.