PC's extend verification period for a third time

The Ontario PC party has decided to push back the deadline to register to vote in their leadership contest.

It's the third time in a week, the party has altered their timeline.

The issue continues to be the verification PINs, which have been slow to arrive to members.

The last batch was mailed out on February 23rd, and many members have complained that they hadn't received theirs yet.

The deadline to vote remains at noon on Friday, and the party will announce their new leader on Saturday, March 10th.

The chair of the party's leadership committee says, as of Wednesday afternoon, they have had 40 thousand members cast a ballot, and claims they are on pace for the highest voter turnout in a leadership in Ontario history.