Goldie Ghamari wins PC nomination for Carleton

Goldie Ghamari with her parents and husband after winning the nomination to be the PC candidate for Carleton. Photo via Twitter.

(Goldie Ghamari with her parents and husband after winning the nomination to be the PC candidate for Carleton. Photo via Twitter.)

Goldie Ghamari will be the Progressive Conservative party candidate for Carleton in the 2018 Ontario provincial election.

She was selected as the nominee over candidate Brandon Purcell at a meeting today in North Gower.

“Never been more proud than today to be #Canadian,” she tweeted today. Ghamari and her parents immigrated to Canada from Iran in the 1980s when she was still a baby.

Ghamari’s web site describes her as an international trade lawyer and business owner.

The Carleton riding she’ll run in will be a new one in 2018. The riding encompasses outer suburbs and rural areas in the east, south and west of Ottawa, including Stittsville, and roughly matches the boundaries of the riding that Pierre Poilievre won for the Conservatives in last year’s federal election.


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5 thoughts on “Goldie Ghamari wins PC nomination for Carleton”

  1. You missed the real story in the Goldie Ghamari win in the new riding of Carleton. Democracy is dead in the Carleton P.C. Party. Four possible candidates put their name forward to run . They all went out to sell memberships. Almost half of the memberships sold were sold by one candidate, A week before the nomination meeting he was informed that Patrick Brown had disqualified him. No reason given. A second candidate was also informed that Patrick Brown had disqualified him. That left only Goldie, who was Brown’s hand picked choice and Brandon Purcell left to vote for. As Brandon was giving his speech he pointed out that the members of the P.C. Party of Carleton should be able to choose their candidate, not have Toronto choose the candidate for us. HIS MICROPHONE WAS CUT OFF and we heard no more from him.
    If Goldie is really the best candidate for the job then there should have been no reason for interference in the democratic process. Almost half of the members were denied their vote. Democracy is dead in the Carleton PC party.

    Marg Mountain
    North Gower

    1. The reasons for rejection are never given – not a transparent process. True of all parties – the election law needs changing.
      However, from what I read, one candidate was blocked for alleged Islamophobia and one for being too old. I’ve no idea why the third candidate was blocked. Perhaps suspicions of Christophilia.

  2. I am deeply disturbed by this. I am a new member. Nobody recruited me. Sounds like dirty politics you would expect from another party. Could Goldie, please explain.

  3. I haven’t seen any “official” explanation behind what happened with the disqualified candidates. But a few relevant links:

    Statement from disqualified candidate Jay Tysick:
    https://twitter.com/davidreevely/status/793062685952897024
    https://twitter.com/davidreevely/status/793062405446270976

    Here are a couple of Citizen articles about the nomination process:
    http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/reevely-carleton-tories-get-another-new-candidate-politico-jay-tysick

    http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/reevely-veteran-doug-thompson-quits-progressive-conservative-nomination-race

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