A Tory candidate dropped from the ballot in Selkirk still isn’t sure why.
David Horbas got the nomination in November 2014 but the party says his performance has become “seriously problematic.”
“There was never any reasons. They just said that they were moving ahead without me and they asked me to step down,” Horbas explains. “They just felt I wasn’t participating enough. To step aside, I couldn’t really do that. I said if you’re going to fire me then fire me.”
Horbas defended himself and his performance, saying he had been out in rural areas of his riding knocking on doors since he received the nomination.
“We were just in the process of opening an office in Selkirk when they came to see me. What’s kind of funny about it is that a week before they came to see me, I had been talking to somebody in the party, and they had told me that they were doing polling and that we were up in Selkirk. So for them to come out and say that after, it didn’t sit with me right.”
Horbas claims that he doesn’t have any ill will towards the party at this time, but he feels for the people that spent time volunteering with him.
“I’m not mad, I’m just kind of disappointed. When you take all that time and effort, and all the support and all the people that came out door-knocking every weekend. Some of these people, I just feel like I let them down.”
There is no word yet on who will replace Horbas. The riding is currently held by NDP MLA and Finance Minister Greg Dewar.