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He raised a lot more than eventual winner Andrew Scheer.
Scheer won with 44 per cent of the vote.
The new Conservative leader called the role a great honour, but an even greater responsibility.
Quebec MP sent fundraising pitch hours before final results.
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Some seemed to tell delegates they have no chance of winning.
The race is finally over.
Live from the Toronto convention.
There were hospitality suites abound, booze and food everywhere.
"It's the horse, not the cart."
"I reject the idea that in order to beat the Liberals we need to be more like them."
"I am a reasonable libertarian."
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"He has a very sensitive side that people don’t know."
I hereby and herewith, ipso facto, predict Trudeau is going to be facing off in 2018 with two guys who have the very positives that propelled Trudeau himself to power in 2015. The two angry old guys he defeated in that contest are gone, baby, gone.
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Quebec MP now seen as front-runner in Tory leadership race.
Career politicians who have never worked in the private sector tend to see the world only through the lens of politics and are disconnected from the priorities of ordinary citizens. On the other hand, someone who wants to become prime minister must have the ability to govern and know the workings of our institutions if he is to succeed.
Quebec MP's "extreme" positions now in spotlight.
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O'Leary says while he's now gone from the race, he doesn't intend to be forgotten.
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The Canadian government should be receptive to renegotiating NAFTA to include gradual changes to supply management, but this must be done in consultation with Canadian farmers. Having a long-term strategy to increase dairy trade with the U.S., while still protecting Canadian farmers and their livelihoods, is a win-win situation.
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Either the NDP is simply another party supporting the economic and political status quo or it is so afraid of being called "radical" by the mainstream media that it self censors to the point of political blandness. NDP members are right to deride the ideas flowing from the Conservative leadership race, but they are wrong to dismiss it as a circus. The Conservatives' boldness and willingness to amplify their agenda is something the NDP should mimic.
Lynn Beyak told the Senate that she believed the schools were not all bad.
"Fresh and wholesome, just like the Conservative Party of Canada."
Fundraising results will be released in May.
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Celebrity businessman called out rival over recent controversy.
The party is set to choose a permanent replacement for interim leader Rona Ambrose in May.
The leadership hopeful says cheating accusations are hurting the race's legitimacy.
"He’s throwing mud to try to save his campaign."
"We are very clear with the rules. We follow them," Bernier said.
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While many Canadians look at the politics in the U.S. with confusion and frustration, a more informed reading of our Canadian context highlights our reality may be heading in a similar direction. Silence by the political centre can lead us down the same road as our neighbours south of the border.
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What made the decision to support Maxime Bernier easy for me is that he's not a Johnny come lately in his values and principles. I first met Max over a decade ago and he was saying the same thing then as he is saying now.
After a crushing defeat in 2015, the Conservatives sought to find a leader who could do what Stephen Harper could not; bring new voters especially millennials to the party, appeal to minorities and immigrants, and present a more moderate platform than the one Harper employed for his campaign.
"I think every MP and every MPP in this country knows who I am now."