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https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservative-leadership-official-start-1.5424159

 

The race for leadership of the federal Conservatives begins officially on Monday.

The party released the rules for the contest late Saturday, and candidates have just over two months to pull together $300,000 and get 3,000 signatures in order to have their names on the ballot.

 

"This is going to be an exciting and competitive contest that shows Canadians how Conservatives are ready to do the hard work that comes with being a government in waiting," said Lisa Raitt, a former MP who is the co-chair of the leadership organizing committee, in a statement released Saturday night.

Both the financial requirements and the need to have 3,000 signatures must be met in stages.

By Feb. 27, candidates will have to pay $25,000 and have the signatures of 1,000 members from 30 different ridings in seven different provinces or territories.

After that, they'll have until March 25 to fulfil the remaining financial and other obligations. The fee itself is in two parts — a non-refundable $200,000, and a $100,000 deposit candidates will get back if they follow all the rules.

Those likely to enter the contest include current MPs Pierre Poilievre and Erin O'Toole, former cabinet minister Peter MacKay and former Quebec premier Jean Charest.

Whoever wins the 2020 race will be just the fourth party leader since the Conservative party was revamped after a merger between the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservatives.

The first was Stephen Harper, who ran the party from 2004 to 2015. He resigned after losing government in the 2015 election.

Afterwards, Rona Ambrose was chosen to be the interim chief by the party's MPs and senators.

The race is a process designed to test the organizational abilities of the party's next leader, said Dan Nowlan, the other co-chair of the organization committee.

"It's not only your ability to fundraise, but more importantly your ability to inspire Canadians to join our party, and to do so under tight timelines similar to the pressures of an election," he said in a statement.

The Conservatives will elect their next leader at a convention on June 27 in Toronto.

To vote in the election, members will have to sign up by April 17.

Potential candidate list

Here is a list of people, in alphabetical order, who are considering making a run.

  • Rona Ambrose: Former interim leader of the Conservative Party and former MP for the Edmonton-area riding of Sturgeon River-Parkland.
  • Bryan Brulotte: Businessman and one-time Progressive Conservative candidate from Chelsea, Que.
  • Jean Charest: Former Liberal premier of Quebec, Progressive Conservative party leader and federal cabinet minister.
  • Michael Chong: Former Conservative cabinet minister, current MP for Ontario riding of Wellington-Halton Hills. Ran in the 2017 race.
  • Gerard Deltell: Current Conservative MP for the Quebec riding of Louis-Saint-Laurent and former provincial MNA.
  • Richard Décarie: Political aide under former Conservative leader Stephen Harper while in opposition, helped run Harper's Quebec operations.
  • Michael Fortier: Former Conservative senator from Quebec who also served as a cabinet minister in the Conservative government.
  • Michelle Rempel Garner: Current Conservative MP for the riding of Calgary Nose Hill.
  • Marilyn Gladu: Current Conservative MP for Ontario riding of Sarnia-Lambton.
  • Vincent Guzzo: Movie theatre mogul from Quebec who also stars in the reality TV program Dragons' Den.
  • Rudy Husny: Longtime Quebec political operative for the Conservative party.
  • Peter MacKay: Former Conservative cabinet minister and longtime MP from Nova Scotia, who currently lives in Toronto.
  • Erin O'Toole: Former Conservative cabinet minister and current MP from the Toronto-area riding of Durham. Ran in the 2017 race.
  • Pierre Poilievre: Former Conservative cabinet minister and current MP from the Ottawa-area riding of Carleton.
  • Aron Seal: Former director of policy for two Conservative cabinet ministers.
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7 minutes ago, DonLever said:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservative-leadership-official-start-1.5424159

 

The race for leadership of the federal Conservatives begins officially on Monday.

The party released the rules for the contest late Saturday, and candidates have just over two months to pull together $300,000 and get 3,000 signatures in order to have their names on the ballot.

 

"This is going to be an exciting and competitive contest that shows Canadians how Conservatives are ready to do the hard work that comes with being a government in waiting," said Lisa Raitt, a former MP who is the co-chair of the leadership organizing committee, in a statement released Saturday night.

Both the financial requirements and the need to have 3,000 signatures must be met in stages.

By Feb. 27, candidates will have to pay $25,000 and have the signatures of 1,000 members from 30 different ridings in seven different provinces or territories.

After that, they'll have until March 25 to fulfil the remaining financial and other obligations. The fee itself is in two parts — a non-refundable $200,000, and a $100,000 deposit candidates will get back if they follow all the rules.

Those likely to enter the contest include current MPs Pierre Poilievre and Erin O'Toole, former cabinet minister Peter MacKay and former Quebec premier Jean Charest.

Whoever wins the 2020 race will be just the fourth party leader since the Conservative party was revamped after a merger between the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservatives.

The first was Stephen Harper, who ran the party from 2004 to 2015. He resigned after losing government in the 2015 election.

Afterwards, Rona Ambrose was chosen to be the interim chief by the party's MPs and senators.

The race is a process designed to test the organizational abilities of the party's next leader, said Dan Nowlan, the other co-chair of the organization committee.

"It's not only your ability to fundraise, but more importantly your ability to inspire Canadians to join our party, and to do so under tight timelines similar to the pressures of an election," he said in a statement.

The Conservatives will elect their next leader at a convention on June 27 in Toronto.

To vote in the election, members will have to sign up by April 17.

Potential candidate list

Here is a list of people, in alphabetical order, who are considering making a run.

  • Rona Ambrose: Former interim leader of the Conservative Party and former MP for the Edmonton-area riding of Sturgeon River-Parkland.
  • Bryan Brulotte: Businessman and one-time Progressive Conservative candidate from Chelsea, Que.
  • Jean Charest: Former Liberal premier of Quebec, Progressive Conservative party leader and federal cabinet minister.
  • Michael Chong: Former Conservative cabinet minister, current MP for Ontario riding of Wellington-Halton Hills. Ran in the 2017 race.
  • Gerard Deltell: Current Conservative MP for the Quebec riding of Louis-Saint-Laurent and former provincial MNA.
  • Richard Décarie: Political aide under former Conservative leader Stephen Harper while in opposition, helped run Harper's Quebec operations.
  • Michael Fortier: Former Conservative senator from Quebec who also served as a cabinet minister in the Conservative government.
  • Michelle Rempel Garner: Current Conservative MP for the riding of Calgary Nose Hill.
  • Marilyn Gladu: Current Conservative MP for Ontario riding of Sarnia-Lambton.
  • Vincent Guzzo: Movie theatre mogul from Quebec who also stars in the reality TV program Dragons' Den.
  • Rudy Husny: Longtime Quebec political operative for the Conservative party.
  • Peter MacKay: Former Conservative cabinet minister and longtime MP from Nova Scotia, who currently lives in Toronto.
  • Erin O'Toole: Former Conservative cabinet minister and current MP from the Toronto-area riding of Durham. Ran in the 2017 race.
  • Pierre Poilievre: Former Conservative cabinet minister and current MP from the Ottawa-area riding of Carleton.
  • Aron Seal: Former director of policy for two Conservative cabinet ministers.

Chong is very promising. 

 

Potential first non-Caucasian Prime Minister. 

 

Ambrose is also a good candidate.

first female to be elected Prime Minister. 

 

 

I really hope the Conservatives utilize this opportunity to add some diversity to our leadership in the House of Commons. Regardless, I'll be voting NDP in the next election as I always have since I turned 18. 

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Just reading that the mandatory minimum to be raised to be eligible to run is $300,000

 

Regardless of party affiliation, how the hell can any leader of any party pretend they're part of the middle class or common status knowing that they can attain that level of cash without issue?

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2 hours ago, DonLever said:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservative-leadership-official-start-1.5424159

 

The race for leadership of the federal Conservatives begins officially on Monday.

The party released the rules for the contest late Saturday, and candidates have just over two months to pull together $300,000 and get 3,000 signatures in order to have their names on the ballot.

 

"This is going to be an exciting and competitive contest that shows Canadians how Conservatives are ready to do the hard work that comes with being a government in waiting," said Lisa Raitt, a former MP who is the co-chair of the leadership organizing committee, in a statement released Saturday night.

Both the financial requirements and the need to have 3,000 signatures must be met in stages.

By Feb. 27, candidates will have to pay $25,000 and have the signatures of 1,000 members from 30 different ridings in seven different provinces or territories.

After that, they'll have until March 25 to fulfil the remaining financial and other obligations. The fee itself is in two parts — a non-refundable $200,000, and a $100,000 deposit candidates will get back if they follow all the rules.

Those likely to enter the contest include current MPs Pierre Poilievre and Erin O'Toole, former cabinet minister Peter MacKay and former Quebec premier Jean Charest.

Whoever wins the 2020 race will be just the fourth party leader since the Conservative party was revamped after a merger between the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservatives.

The first was Stephen Harper, who ran the party from 2004 to 2015. He resigned after losing government in the 2015 election.

Afterwards, Rona Ambrose was chosen to be the interim chief by the party's MPs and senators.

The race is a process designed to test the organizational abilities of the party's next leader, said Dan Nowlan, the other co-chair of the organization committee.

"It's not only your ability to fundraise, but more importantly your ability to inspire Canadians to join our party, and to do so under tight timelines similar to the pressures of an election," he said in a statement.

The Conservatives will elect their next leader at a convention on June 27 in Toronto.

To vote in the election, members will have to sign up by April 17.

Potential candidate list

Here is a list of people, in alphabetical order, who are considering making a run.

  • Rona Ambrose: Former interim leader of the Conservative Party and former MP for the Edmonton-area riding of Sturgeon River-Parkland.
  • Bryan Brulotte: Businessman and one-time Progressive Conservative candidate from Chelsea, Que.
  • Jean Charest: Former Liberal premier of Quebec, Progressive Conservative party leader and federal cabinet minister.
  • Michael Chong: Former Conservative cabinet minister, current MP for Ontario riding of Wellington-Halton Hills. Ran in the 2017 race.
  • Gerard Deltell: Current Conservative MP for the Quebec riding of Louis-Saint-Laurent and former provincial MNA.
  • Richard Décarie: Political aide under former Conservative leader Stephen Harper while in opposition, helped run Harper's Quebec operations.
  • Michael Fortier: Former Conservative senator from Quebec who also served as a cabinet minister in the Conservative government.
  • Michelle Rempel Garner: Current Conservative MP for the riding of Calgary Nose Hill.
  • Marilyn Gladu: Current Conservative MP for Ontario riding of Sarnia-Lambton.
  • Vincent Guzzo: Movie theatre mogul from Quebec who also stars in the reality TV program Dragons' Den.
  • Rudy Husny: Longtime Quebec political operative for the Conservative party.
  • Peter MacKay: Former Conservative cabinet minister and longtime MP from Nova Scotia, who currently lives in Toronto.
  • Erin O'Toole: Former Conservative cabinet minister and current MP from the Toronto-area riding of Durham. Ran in the 2017 race.
  • Pierre Poilievre: Former Conservative cabinet minister and current MP from the Ottawa-area riding of Carleton.
  • Aron Seal: Former director of policy for two Conservative cabinet ministers.

Looks like a very diverse group..... at least McKay correctly identified Conservative extreme views on social policy as costing the election...

 

I loved his quote it was like having a breakaway on an open net and missing the net," MacKay said.

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30 minutes ago, Ryan Strome said:

F#@k the CPC

 

I'm running for wexit.:ph34r:

An albertan looking for someone to blame for Alberta boom and bust economy. and lack of economy diversitication ......

 

 

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47 minutes ago, kingofsurrey said:

Looks like a very diverse group..... at least McKay correctly identified Conservative extreme views on social policy as costing the election...

 

I loved his quote it was like having a breakaway on an open net and missing the net," MacKay said.

He's basically saying that the Conservatives are like Patrik Stefan :bigblush:

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27 minutes ago, kingofsurrey said:

An albertan looking for someone to blame for Alberta boom and bust economy. and lack of economy diversitication ......

 

 

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A Surrey Quebec lover jealous we are richer and carry this country..

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6 minutes ago, Ryan Strome said:

A Surrey Quebec lover jealous we are richer and carry this country..

For now yes... but Canada will be here a LONG time and that will change.

 

The remediation of old oil wells  / sites will bankrupt Alberta in the long run.   Companies are walking away and Alberta will be on the hook for cleanup costs.

With so little money being set aside.... Alberta will be bankrupted . 

 

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21 minutes ago, kingofsurrey said:

For now yes... but Canada will be here a LONG time and that will change.

 

The remediation of old oil wells  / sites will bankrupt Alberta in the long run.   Companies are walking away and Alberta will be on the hook for cleanup costs.

With so little money being set aside.... Alberta will be bankrupted . 

 

We could do like BC...tax everything and pay our teachers like garbage. 

Those steps would generate tons of revenue. 

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13 hours ago, morrissex95 said:

Chong is very promising. 

 

Potential first non-Caucasian Prime Minister. 

 

Ambrose is also a good candidate.

first female to be elected Prime Minister. 

 

 

I really hope the Conservatives utilize this opportunity to add some diversity to our leadership in the House of Commons. Regardless, I'll be voting NDP in the next election as I always have since I turned 18. 

I think Pierre is in that group of 3 that will really challenge for the election.

 

Lets be honest, just about anyone can be better than Scheer when he had all the opportunities and just tried to use slander the whole campaign and that really made him look incompetent, I don't think anyone has crapped the bed as bad since Kim Campbell.

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4 minutes ago, Shift-4 said:

Where's Mad Max?  lol

I wonder if he's going to try again with the PPC, wonder if they would have the funding to go again, if they got enough support to even think its a good idea to keep on going.

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I look forward to seeing the CPC make the wrong choice yet again.

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Has Kevin O'leary been practicing his French?

If so, would the boating accident put his election hopes on the rocks?

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38 minutes ago, gurn said:

Has Kevin O'leary been practicing his French?

If so, would the boating accident put his election hopes on the rocks?

It's not 2017 lol

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16 hours ago, bishopshodan said:

Were's @Ryan Strome in that list?

 

Probably gonna enter stylishly late..

 

 

Ryan Strome is Tywin Lannister.  He doesn't need to be King tor rule.:P

 

Course, he is afraid to go to the toilet as Warhippy is wondering around with a crossbow.:ph34r:

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14 hours ago, Warhippy said:

Just reading that the mandatory minimum to be raised to be eligible to run is $300,000

 

Regardless of party affiliation, how the hell can any leader of any party pretend they're part of the middle class or common status knowing that they can attain that level of cash without issue?

why is that crucial for a leader? 

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