Set to lose, ex-MP Dechert withdraws from Ontario PC nomination race

Ex-Conservative MP Bob Dechert wasn’t going to win the Ontario Progressive Conservative nomination for Mississauga Erin-Mills even if he’d stayed in the race, a party insider told iPolitics Monday.

Dechert sold just 80 of the 2,100 memberships that came in by the cutoff for the January 22 nomination, said a Progressive Conservative official speaking on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak on the matter.

“He wasn’t going to win and was expecting...

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