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Caught in the struggle tight on the rod / I want you / Bring out the devil to bring out the god
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March 6, 2009
Going Meekly Into the Good Night

John Tory is a man who hasn’t found an office he wasn’t willing to run for yet, has hopefully for for his last office. I’m kind of surprised he’s waiting “…until Friday…” to discuss his future, although it’s only a day. After losing the general election and failing to win his seat in that election, it’s pretty clear what has to happen here.

Tory defeated in by-election
KAREN HOWLETT
From Friday’s Globe and Mail, March 6, 2009 at 12:13 AM EST

LINDSAY, ONT. — Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory was defeated in a by-election race Thursday night, leaving his political career in tatters.

“Obviously, I am very disappointed by the results today, but the voters can never be wrong in what they decide and I respect their decision,” Mr. Tory said in conceding defeat.

The sense of disappointment was palpable among his supporters, who had gathered in a Lindsay restaurant for what was to be a victory party. Mr. Tory, 54, was counting on a victory in the Lindsay-area riding of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock to pave the way for what was to be his triumphant return to the Ontario Legislature. With those hopes now dashed, he will have little choice but to bow out, marking a bitter end to his 41/2-year reign as leader of the party.

After delivering his speech, Mr. Tory abruptly left the podium without answering questions from the media. He plans to discuss his future at a news conference Friday.

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