Tony Clement speaks at a rally in Mississauga, Ont. to announce his candidacy for the leadership of the federal Conservative Party on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. (Photo: Chris Young/CP)
Jason Kenney announces he will be seeking the leadership of Alberta's Progressive Conservative party in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (Photo: Jeff McIntosh/CP)Not yet decided: Peter MacKay. The former cabinet minister from Nova Scotia now working as a lawyer in Toronto is considering a run, and with Kenney's departure is believed to be an easy front-runner if he does. Kevin O'Leary. The popular TV personality and businessman first mused about running for the leadership earlier this year. He only took out a party membership in May, ahead of the convention. Since then, his thinking has begun to shift; he told The Canadian Press last week he's now considering whether to run himself or throw his weight behind another candidate. Andrew Scheer. The former speaker of the House of Commons is spending the summer weighing his options. One key consideration for him is his young family. The Scheers have five children and the life of the Opposition leader will demand a great deal of time away.
Kevin O'Leary speaks during the Conservative Party of Canada convention in Vancouver, Friday, May 27, 2016. (Photo: Jonathan Hayward/CP)Lisa Raitt. The popular Tory MP from Ontario and current finance critic musings about a bid have spurred an social media campaign called "Draft Lisa Raitt." She's also using the summer months to take stock. Family matters are weighing on her mind and some have raised concerns about her lack of facility with French. Brad Trost. The Saskatchewan Tory is one of the foremost advocates for socially conservative positions within his party. When a policy opposing same-sex marriage was dropped from the party handbook in May, he said he was going to start looking into a leadership run. Dan Lindsay. The former president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba announced in May he was forming a committee to explore a possible leadership run.
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