Punted PC candidate Tamara Johnson ‘floored’


It was long way to travel just to get the boot.
Thunder Bay provincial Conservative party member Tamara Johnson says that had she known she was going to be dumped as a party candidate on the weekend, she wouldn’t have battled Friday’s snow storm to attend a training session in Toronto.
Johnson, 41, was chosen nearly a year ago as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the Thunder Bay-Superior North riding.
But Saturday afternoon, after participating in practice debates with other candidates, Johnson said party officials met her at her hotel room and told her she was no longer the candidate.
“I had worked hard for the party, so I was floored,” Johnson said Monday from her Thunder Bay gift shop.

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