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O’Leary won’t comment on rumours he’ll join Tory race Wednesday

Businessman is expected to finally launch his campaign for the Conservative leadership Wednesday afternoon in Toronto

Kevin O'Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful, in New York. (Photograph by Stephanie Noritz)

Kevin O’Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful, in New York. (Photograph by Stephanie Noritz)

OTTAWA – Kevin O’Leary says there are all sorts of rumours swirling about when he will join the Conservative leadership race.

But he’s refusing to comment on the latest one: that he’ll finally launch his campaign Wednesday afternoon in Toronto.

The celebrity businessman is, however, sharing his thoughts on the French-language Tory leadership debate that took place Tuesday evening in Quebec City.

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He wasn’t there — only the 13 candidates who have officially registered for the contest so far are entitled to be on stage.

O’Leary, who does not speak French, but is now taking lessons, says he’s “getting frustrated” with how many candidates are still in the running.

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He says the crowded field has reduced the debates, in his words, to “just a bunch of sound bites.”