leadership convention

Conservative leadership race to officially begin Monday

Jan 12, 2020 | 4:38pm

The race for leadership of the federal Conservatives begins officially on Monday. The party released the rules for the contest late Saturday, and candidates have just over two months to pull together $300,000 and get 3,000 signatures in order to have their names on the ballot. “This is going to be an exciting and competitive […]

New Conservative leader to be named June 27

Jan 3, 2020 | 4:02pm

The federal Conservatives will choose their next leader at a convention on June 27 in Toronto. Former Conservative MP Lisa Raitt, who is co-organizing the race, said the rules for the race remain a work in progress, but the committee setting them continues to meet frequently. The leadership race has been unofficially underway since current […]

Former Conservative MP Lisa Raitt to help run race to replace Scheer

Dec 25, 2019 | 12:40pm

A high-profile Conservative who lost her seat in the last election will help lead the effort to elect a replacement for party Leader Andrew Scheer. The Conservative Party has announced that Lisa Raitt will co-chair the organizing committee for the upcoming leadership race. That contest was kicked into gear after Scheer announced earlier this month […]

Conservatives postpone policy convention to focus on organizing leadership race

Dec 21, 2019 | 4:18pm

The federal Conservatives say they’re postponing a policy convention that had been scheduled for mid-April to allow more time organize an upcoming leadership race. The party announced the delay Saturday afternoon, saying that the convention will now take place in November in Quebec City. “The Conservative Party’s National Council voted Friday to delay the policy […]