Text of the agreement signed by Peter MacKay and
David Orchard forming the basis for Orchard's final-ballot
support for MacKay at the PC Party Leadership Convention,
May 31, 2003.
The agreement was published in the Globe and Mail,
June 5, 2003 under the heading "Tory leadership
deal. Peter MacKay won David Orchard's support at
the Tory leadership convention based on a deal hastily
scrawled on a piece of paper."
1) No merger, joint candidates w[ith] the Alliance.
2) Review of FTA/NAFTA -- blue ribbon commission with
David Orchard w[ith] choice of chair w[ith] PM agreement.
Rest of members to be jointly agreed upon.
3) Clean up of head office including change of national
director w[ith] consultation (timing w[ithin] reasonable
period in future, pre-election) and some of DO's people
working at head office.
4) Commitment to make environmental protection front
and centre and sustainable agriculture, forestry,
reducing pollution through rail.
[Signed by Peter MacKay and David Orchard]