And it comes not two days after it emerged that tradespeople were being pressured to campaign for Liberals. Trade unions, in case you didn't know, are a big part of the WFC.
You know, I want to be mad about this, but I really can't be. If this decision convinces people within the PCPO that you can't beat these people by whining about how unfair it all is, then as far as I'm concerned it's well worth the 100K in legal costs.
Personally, I see no reason why we shouldn't have had our own coalition of supporters, and why we didn't have one from the start. Putting together one now will give the Liberals the opportunity to ask us why we changed our minds on coalitions of supporters, but things being the way they are, I guess it's a case of better late than never.
Remember: there are two things keeping the Liberals in power. One is the fact that the PC Party doesn't want to do what is necessary to win, and the other is that people will accept any kind of bad behaviour from the Liberals, so long as it remains socially acceptable to vote Liberal. We can solve one of those problems. The other will have to solve itself.
In a few short weeks, we will have the opportunity to see whether the PC Party of Ontario is willing to do what is necessary, on a particular issue.