Ontario Premier Doug Ford gives his daily briefing in Toronto on Monday, June 15, 2020. (Chris Young/CP)

Before 2020, we believed that in a crisis, leaders will lead. We were wrong.

The job description is right in their title, but too many simply failed to show up for work
Leadership candidates O'Toole, MacKay, Sloan and Lewis wait for the start of the French leadership debate in Toronto on June 17, 2020 (Frank Gunn/CP)

The Conservative Party leadership French debate: Mon dieu

A discussion on policy this was not. What was clear in the first debate was that for any of the four candidates to shine, they will need to debate in English.

The takedown of Andrew Scheer

Partisan warfare, ruthless tactics, friendly fire. What really happened in the final weeks before the resignation of the leader of the opposition.

Conservatives after Scheer: the revolution eats its own

Paul Wells: The assumption among Scheer’s opponents that the party could obviously do better will now be tested. Best of luck, folks.

Scheer is out. What happens next will change Canada forever.

Scott Gilmore: The next leader will either be someone who resonates with voters across the country or steers the party into the ditch

Solving the conundrum at the heart of Canadian conservatism

Andrew MacDougall: Andrew Scheer’s fate lies in the hands of the Conservative membership, and it’s not exactly representative of Canada today

Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives’ choices

Paul Wells: The party aims to build a winning coalition, stay united and infuriate Liberals. Only one person has done it in the last 30 years.

Andrew Scheer’s moment of truth

Stephen Maher: The Tory leader has to convince caucus that he knows what went wrong and can fix it. They’d be wise to be suspicious of the explanations offered.

Advice to Conservatives: Think twice

Paul Wells: There is a lot of wishful thinking that goes into a decision to remove a leader. There’s also the cold reality.
Charlie Angus, Guy Caron, Jagmeet Singh

Free advice to the NDP: Measure twice, cut once

Paul Wells: The NDP was headed toward a possible leadership putsch on Tuesday. It’s time for the party to start asking: does it have a plan?