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Official Opposition Leader O’Toole says Canada’s Tories are not Trumpists

As right-wing politicians and protesters continue to make their presence felt ahead of Donald Trump’s Washington exit later this week, the leader of Canada’s Official Opposition is fending off what he says are attempts by the governing Liberals to tar »

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Trudeau’s Liberals will continue to govern, at least for now

This is politics so things could change quickly, but for the time being, at least, it appears that Justin Trudeau’s Liberals will continue to govern Canada. There were no early indications today that either the Bloc Quebecois or the New »


O’Toole downplays possible vote this fall

As a new public opinion poll suggests that the governing Liberals and the Official Opposition Conservatives are deadlocked in popularity, new Tory Leader Erin O’Toole is downplaying talk of a general election this fall. O’Toole told reporters on Wednesday he »

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Tory MP deletes tweet that critics say pandered to racists

It was just a week ago that Erin O’Toole was basking in his new-found status as leader of Canada’s Official Opposition, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Most pundits will tell you that if O’Toole is to wrest control »


Erin O’Toole scores an upset win in Tory leadership race

Erin O’Toole, who ran most of the race just off the pace set by party heavyweight Peter MacKay, has won the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, the country’s Official Opposition. After three rounds of counting, O’Toole emerged the »


Erin O’Toole is ready…is the rest of Canada?

Erin O’Toole’s victory on Monday was his second crack at the Tory leadership, a victory that comes just a month before Parliament is set to resume sitting following prorogation with the speech from the Throne. It is unlikely he will »

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Official Opposition Tories set to name new leader on Sunday

Canada will have a new Conservative Party leader–and leader of the Official Opposition–on Sunday night. Mail-in ballots in a leadership race that began last winter are due today by 5 p.m. ET. The results will be announced by the party »


The race to win the Tory leadership is back on–officially

Canada’s Official Opposition, the Conservative Party of Canada, has resumed its leadership race. In a statement released Wednesday night, the party said that the contest—suspended on March 26 because of the COVID-19 crisis–can resume “effective immediately.” Original plans called for »

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Tory leadership race moves forward minus Richard Décarie

The race to lead the Conservative Party, Canada’s Official Opposition, continues to unfold with what appears–so far–to be a minimum of malice, not especially surprising given the announcement of who will succeed Andrew Scheer won’t be made until a leadership »

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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 »