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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.
Quebec MP now seen as front-runner in Tory leadership race.