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Conservative leader calls on pipeline protesters to ‘check their privilege’

Canada’s outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said protesters, blocking railway traffic across Canada in support of a small group of hereditary Indigenous leaders fighting construction of a natural gas pipeline through their traditional territory, need to “check their privilege” and» 

Politics, Society

Another day, another Tory leadership candidate drops out

That road opening up for Peter MacKay in the Conservative Party leadership race is starting to resemble a super highway. Three times this week, a prominent candidate believed–at least by assorted pundits–to be capable of giving MacKay a run for» 

Politics, Society

Ambrose makes it official: she’s not running for Tory leadership

Things, it would appear, are opening up for Peter MacKay in his bid to succeed Andrew Scheer as the leader of Canada’s official opposition Conservative Party. The winner won’t be announced until June 27 at a party convention in Toronto,» 

Politics

Jean Charest opts out of Tory leadership race

Jean Charest, who was thought by many to have a legitimate shot at replacing Andrew Scheer as the leader of the official opposition Conservative Party, has announced that he will not join the leadership race. That leaves just two candidates» 

Politics, Society

Peter MacKay is in the Tory race…who’s next?

Long-time Conservative political star Peter MacKay is in, so let’s see what happens next in the race to succeed the mostly unlamented Andrew Scheer as leader of Canada’s official opposition. MacKay, who served Parliament from 1997 to 2015 and held» 

Politics

Brulotte ends his (very) short run for the Tory leadership

It seemed like a good idea in December. That’s when Andrew Scheer announced he would not be running to succeed himself when the Conservative Party picks a new leader in June. Ottawa businessman Bryan Brulotte, a longtime political volunteer and» 

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Marilyn Gladu enters the Tory leadership race

Ontario Member of Parliament Marilyn Gladu has entered the Conservative Party leadership race. She joins Ottawa businessman Bryan Brulotte as one of only two candidates who have officially declared themselves in the race to succeed Andrew Scheer when the party» 

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Andrew Scheer stepping down as Conservative Party leader

Andrew Scheer announced Thursday that he will be stepping down as the leader of the federal Conservative Party and asked the party to begin the process of organizing a leadership election. Speaking in the House of Commons, Scheer said he» 

Politics, Society

Two top Tory staffers are let go in election’s wake

As MPs prepare to return to the House of Commons next week following last month’s federal election, Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer has fired two top aides. The departures of Chief of Staff Marc-André Leclerc and Director of Communications Brock Harrison» 

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Canada’s parliament to reconvene on Dec. 5

A new session of Parliament will open on Dec. 5 immediately after the NATO leaders’ summit in London, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday. The 43rd session of Parliament will begin with a Speech from the Throne from Gov. Gen.»