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O’Toole says Tories will be ready if Trudeau forces a fall vote

New Conservative leader Erin O’Toole met the press for the first time today as leader of the Official Opposition, telling reporters he wants to co-operate with the Liberals to ensure effective leadership during the pandemic, but he also wants Prime Minister »

Society

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 »

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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 »

Politics

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 »

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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, »

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 »

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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 »

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 »