As Erin O’Toole’s leadership comes to an end after 18 months, local politician Dan Albas, MP for Central Okanagan — Similkameen — Nicola, is giving his thoughts on leadership change to Canada’s Conservative Party.
“We need to be a strong opposition. That’s what Canadians chose for us in the last election,” said Mr. Albas.
“I think it’s important that Canadians know that we’ve had these questions about leadership internally. It has been resolved. We have now regrouped behind Candice Bergen, who has taken over as interim leader, and the conservative national council will begin the process (new leadership). “
The party’s national council will meet soon to begin planning a new leadership race.
Two other locally elected MPs also gave their thoughts on the leadership change.
Tracy Gray said in a statement, “I would like to congratulate Candice Bergen on being elected interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. With the leadership election coming up, the Conservatives must stay united and provide a conventional alternative to Liberal policies that have failed to get us out of the cycle of continued lockdowns, inflation. record and housing prices skyrocketed. ”
Congressman Mel Arnold of North Okanagan-Shuswap also released a statement.
“I have confidence in our Conservative Party membership, caucus and party membership as we rebuild unity and restore focus on issues facing Canadians,” he said. such as rising inflation, housing and health care shortages, and national security.”
There is currently no timeline on when the next leadership vote will take place. Officials expect more news in the coming days.
Erin O’Toole was ousted from the leadership of the Conservative Party after a decisive secret vote
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