As I have speculated and reported on this blog quite frequently the last few days, Shawn Carmichael, the Landowner backed candidate for the Leeds-Grenville PC nomination, has confirmed that he is considering an independent run for the seat.
Shawn Carmichael said Monday a run as an independent candidate in the March 4 Leeds-Greville provincial byelection is "a viable option."
"I'm giving it my consideration," said Carmichael.
Carmichael was strongly backed by Randy Hillier and the Landowners movement, which has significant strength in the area, and would have to be taken seriously as a candidate if he were to run.
Edit: Didn't even notice this until someone pointed it out to me:
The situation has led to some speculation Carmichael might run as an independent. A blog, The Liberal Scarf, raised the possibility on Sunday, as did comments left on the Recorder and Times website