Fortier not run for the leadership of the conservative Party

Fortier pas de la course à la direction du Parti conservateur

Michael Fortier

January 10, 2020 21h44

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Fortier not run for the leadership of the conservative Party

The canadian Press

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OTTAWA — The former minister in the conservative Michael Fortier will not be finally out of the race to the leadership of the conservative Party of Canada

In an open letter published in The Press, the financial montreal has stated that it has come to the conclusion that it would not happen to be elected as a leader in the current context.

Mr. Fortier admits that he was “frankly little in common” with the members who had supported Andrew Scheer or Maxime Bernier in the last race for the party leadership in 2017. He estimated that it would have had to draw many members — a task he describes as “possible, but colossal”. It is hoped that other candidates for “most talented” will “rid the party of its radical elements”.

In his opinion, the next leader must be in favour of abortion and the rights of “sexual minorities”, in addition to undertaking not to undermine these achievements.

He also believes that the conservatives will propose measures that are “robust” to reduce the carbon footprint of Canada’s shared, such as a tax on carbon, while tending towards an ecological transition.

This position would not be inconsistent with the support for the oil industry canadian, according to him.

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