The new Conservative leader called the role a great honour, but an even greater responsibility.
Notes of discord remain between rivals.
Some seemed to tell delegates they have no chance of winning.
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"We will not win if we become the anti-immigrant party."
Make no mistake: the Conservatives' leadership race has dramatically set back their party, perhaps for years to come. Among other things, it has revealed the once-great Conservative Party of Canada to be nasty, brutish and short-sighted. By selecting a winner, the Conservative Party of Canada has rendered itself a loser, and wholly undeserving of power.
"Fresh and wholesome, just like the Conservative Party of Canada."
Leah McLaren says she picked up the infant to "give him a cuddle."
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The poster announces a "special service" for men: sanitary and hygienic bathroom facilities.
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.
There were plenty of fireworks.
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Several prominent candidates were absent, including reality TV star Kevin O'Leary and Ontario MP Kellie Leitch.
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Kevin, as somebody who sat next to you for three years on Dragon's Den, I want to congratulate you for taking the plunge into public service and taking on the real dragons and sharks of the political world. But there are a few things I'm concerned about. I know that you used to be open to the idea of a carbon tax -- I've seen the video of you talking about it. Somebody must have told you that you couldn't become Conservative leader if you supported one. But here's the thing: You will never become Prime Minister if you don't have a plan to deal with climate change.
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The Tory MP pulled no punches.
Radical populism has shown its ugly face during this leadership race, and that face is the dual-headed hydra of Kellie Leitch and Kevin O'Leary. The concern is that if radical populism in the Conservative Party is left unchecked, it threatens to overtake meaningful and nuanced candidates like Bernier and Chong.