Erin O'Toole

Bergen rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Feb. 3, 2022. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Who is Candice Bergen, the interim Conservative leader?

She’s a long time Parliamentarian (with a famous name) and well liked in an increasingly divided party
O'Toole during Question Period last June. On Wednesday, the Conservative caucus voted to dump him as leader. (Justin Tang/CP)

The Conservative Party’s identity crisis, post-O’Toole

Jen Gerson: There’s room for a Tory opposition that makes a sensible critique of COVID restrictions—and no sign this party is ready to fill it
O'Toole speaks during a media availability in West Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Jan. 27, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Exit Erin O’Toole, stage right

Politics Insider for Feb. 3: Erin O’Toole is ousted; Pierre Poilievre is the heir apparent; Ottawa police consider deploying the military against truckers
O'Toole is lead into the House of Commons by Harper before the start of Question Period on Dec. 12, 2012 (Fred Chartrand/CP)

O’Toole is out. Meet the new new new new Conservatives

Paul Wells: What lessons does Erin O’Toole offer for the Conservatives? The numbers are against them and the firewall against U.S. conservatism has collapsed.
O'Toole speaks during a media availability in West Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Jan. 27, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Erin O’Toole is in a desperate struggle to save his leadership

Politics Insider for Feb. 2: Erin O’Toole tries to whip up votes; Ottawa can’t keep up with the protests; Alberta RCMP moves in on a blockade
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

The Conservative revolt has begun

Politics Insider for Feb. 1: Erin O’Toole’s caucus organizes against him; the trucker convoy remains in place; Ottawa contradicts itself on Ukraine
O’Toole leaves a news conference on Jan. 24, 2022 in Ottawa (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Erin O’Toole and the Multiverse of Madness

Paul Wells: Historically, when Conservatives lose they start to consider radical shifts. The question facing O’Toole was always whether he could hold the party together.
O'Toole speaks during a media availability on Parliament Hill on Jan. 27, 2022 (Justin Tang/CP)

338Canada: Erin O’Toole is trapped

Philippe J. Fournier: The Conservative leader’s latest personal popularity numbers are bleak, inside and outside his party
Vehicles with Canadian flags, part of the “Freedom” convoy, line up before the departure from Kingston to Ottawa, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. (Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press)

The trucker convoy plans to gridlock Ottawa

Politics Insider for Jan. 28: Ottawa police for an onslaught of trucks; Erin O’Toole agrees to meet with trucker protestors; the Conservative party tried to find its footing
Defence Minister Anita Anand, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly look on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks, Jan. 26, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Canada will not send weapons to Ukraine

Politics Insider for Jan. 27: Ottawa prepares for a convoy of angry truckers; Erin O’Toole makes his case to stay on as Tory leader; Neil Young pulls his music off Spotify