And then there were five

There are now five candidates left vying for the Bruce Grey Owen Sound Conservative federal nomination. 

Owen Sound councillor Brock Hamley is the latest to leave the race.  

In a release sent to media Monday afternoon, just hours before the association's meeting Hamley says he didn't think he could win it.  

"After running the numbers this weekend, it's become clear to me that I cannot win the Conservative Party nomination. With this in mind, as well as my desire to foster Party unity, that I make the tough decision to withdraw my name from the ballot in the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Conservative Party nomination race.  For over 15 years, our communities have enjoyed the proud service of Larry Miller. I believe that Alex Ruff is the best person in this race to continue Larry's efforts as our next MP, and be a strong voice for our area in Ottawa."

A few weeks ago Ann Gillies was 'disallowed' by her own party. 

While she wasn't told why, she has told media that it might be because of her strong views on marriage and sex education. 

The five still in the running include retired Colonel Alex Ruff of Tara; business owner Ken Brown of Georgian Bluffs; Miller's Legislative Assistant Chad Richards of Chesley; Electoral District Association President Rick Byers of Kimberley and Meaford councillor Paul Vickers. 

The nomination meeting is being held Monday, April 22 at East Ridge Community School from 3 - 8pm. 

Larry Miller announced his retirement earlier this year and will not seek re-election in the October federal election.