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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 »

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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, »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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Former Quebec premier and PQ stalwart Bernard Landry dies at 81

Bernard Landry, a long-time stalwart in the Quebec independence movement and former Quebec premier, has died at the age of 81 at his home in Verchères, south of Montreal. Landry served as the province’s premier from 2001 to 2003 and »

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Jean Charest says thanks but no thanks to Tory run

Scratch Jean Charest from the Conservative Party’s upcoming leadership race. The former Progressive Conservative leader and long-time Liberal Party premier of Quebec says he’s not interested. Jean Charest says he’s perfectly happy to make his living as a lawyer at »