A lawyer who claims to represent three disenfranchised members of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party is seeking an injunction to extend the party’s ongoing leadership race by one week.
A judge is due to hear the injunction application at a University Ave. courthouse on Friday morning.
John Nunziata, a lawyer and former Liberal MP, made the announcement Thursday night.
Nunziata claimed that “hundreds of thousands” of Ontario PC members have been unable to log on to the party’s electronic voting system or received membership information in the mail. He mentioned Doug Ford’s mother and family members of candidate Tanya Granic Allen as examples.
Nunziata has recently made headlines for representing a woman alleging sexual assault by an ex-Ontario Liberal minister. He told the Star, because of that, and “a couple of other cases,” his business has picked up in recent weeks. The three individuals on the affidavits came to him because of his work in politics. “They initially came to talk about what could be done,” he said.