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Conservatives set new date for leadership debate

The first Conservative leadership debate will be Nov. 9 in Regina


 

OTTAWA – The first debate in the federal Conservative leadership campaign will take place Nov. 9 in Saskatoon – a change from the original Nov. 10 date.

The party says the English-language debate will be moderated by Kaveri Braid, a former journalist and adviser to Brad Wall who’s now a principal with Earnscliffe Strategy Group.

The debate will take place at Saskatoon’s Delta Bessborough Hotel and will be streamed live online.

The party’s leadership organizing committee says the second debate, a bilingual meeting, is scheduled for Dec. 6 in Moncton.

The vote to pick a successor to Stephen Harper is scheduled for next May 27.

So far, six serving MPs are officially in the race: Andrew Scheer, Maxime Bernier, Michael Chong, Tony Clement, Kellie Leitch and Deepak Obhrai.

A seventh MP, Erin O’Toole, announced late Thursday he was resigning his critic’s position in order to “explore a run for leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada.”


 

Conservatives set new date for leadership debate

  1. Assuming any of them are left alive after all this backstabbing that is. LOL

  2. The cannibalization of the conservative party, the party of the 20th century, who da thunk!

    • Could you please explain what you mean by this CB? Debate is something that all parties engage in.

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