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The new Conservative leader called the role a great honour, but an even greater responsibility.
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The party will choose its permanent new leader on May 27.
There are 13 candidates in the running for his former role.
Alissa Golob wants to bring Canada’s anti-abortion movement into 2017.
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Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier has welcomed U.S. Donald Trump's swipe at the Canadian dairy industry.
"Others can speculate on who they think I am, but they are not close personal friends, and last I checked they are not me."
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Leitch says scientific evidence shows the drug can have damaging effects on the brains of those under the age of 25.
The former prime minister shared the unbelievable decision in a news release.
Do not watch this while driving or operating heavy machinery.
He wants the government to hire an additional 200 RCMP officers and an extra 200 agents at the Canada Border Services Agency.
Several prominent candidates were absent, including reality TV star Kevin O'Leary and Ontario MP Kellie Leitch.
This year is going to be interesting.
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"We can study it as long as we want, we need to attack the core issues."
Nick Kouvalis has been embroiled in numerous controversies.
The Quebec MP had a pretty good end to 2016.
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The businessman says he's supporting O'Leary's bid for the Tory leadership.
He's the latest (last?) candidate to join the race to replace Stephen Harper as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. He has no political experience and doesn't speak French. Still, I think he has a better chance of winning than most of the candidates in the ring so far.
The new year will bring a clearer sense of direction in both substance and style as preparations begin in earnest for the next election cycle.
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"If we want to win the next election we have to be present all over the country."
Much like climate change, the effects of Donald Trump's election will not stay on the southern side of the border.
Some are still working on a bid. Others haven't made up their minds.
First a Pokemon joke, now this.
Guy Giorno was reimbursed for moving expenses eight years ago.
Steven Blaney is the second Conservative in two days to make such a move.
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Some leadership candidates barely know the language.
As with most leadership races (regardless of political party) the voting public will be treated to leadership candidates turning on each other like dogs fighting for a bone. While the nastiness and name calling might end in May 2017, the divisions and animosities created will linger on until well after the 2019 election.
"I'm north of 50 per cent (likely to run)."
One of the factors for the party executive is money.
“Forget about the past, you just lost."
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This was the former prime minister's first public address since election night.
Kevin O'Leary premiers his new reality show this weekend -- an all-too real show, in fact. The man who made a name for himself as the loudest and most offensive cast member of the Dragon's Den reality TV show will be testing the waters at the Conservative Party convention this weekend for a possible leadership bid. He would be a terrible leader. Terrible for the Conservatives and terrible for the national debate in this country. Being offensive and insensitive to the very real needs and wishes of Canadians is not leadership and it's certainly not prime ministerial.