A new leader at last? The Canadian Conservative Party leadership race

THE Conservative Party of Canada is due to announce a new leader this weekend in the hope of bringing fresh life to the party – but what choice will they make?

Andrew Scheer’s (pictured) replacement will be expected to immediately challenge Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party after reducing it to a minority government in the 2019 federal election.

READ MORE: Canada’s conservatives prepare to anoint new leader as race to replace Andrew Scheer draws to a close

Peter MacKay is widely tipped by commentators to take the victory with pollsters revealing an eight-point advantage over Ontario MP Erin O’Toole.

But after running a campaign appealing to urban voters and the middle-class, Canadian Forces veteran O’Toole can’t be written off.

Join the Redaction Politics teams for insight and analysis on the leadership outcome and what that it means for Canadian politics.

In the meantime, you can listen to our podcast episode analysing the decline of the NDP here.


Featured Image: Andrew Scheer @Flickr

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