Financial guru Kevin O’Leary has joined a field of 13 other candidates in the running for the Conservative leadership.
O’Leary is not bilingual, and made the announcement following Tuesday night’s French-language candidates’ debate.
In a statement, the former cast member on C-B-C T-V’s “Dragons’ Den” says Canadians need a prime minister who will kickstart the economy and support business — particularly in light of political changes in the United States.
- Andrew Scheer makes Conservative leadership bid official
- Regina MP Andrew Scheer says it is time for Kevin O’Leary to announce intentions for Conservative leadership
Scheer goaded O’Leary earlier this month to make his intentions known regarding the Conservative leadership bid.
Scheer is the youngest leadership candidate and served as a Saskatchewan MP since 2004. He served as House Speaker for four years, the youngest person ever to hold that office.
Scheer currently has the most support from within his own caucus, with 23 MPs and six senators endorsing him.
The deadline to register for the leadership race is February 24 with the winner chosen in May.