The conservatives elect their new leader in November

Les conservateurs éliraient leur nouveau chef en novembre

The congress which was to be held from 16 to 18 April 2020, in Toronto, is therefore given from 12 to 14 November and moved to Quebec.

December 21, 2019 14h57

Updated at 17h51

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The conservatives elect their new leader in November

The canadian Press

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The conservative Party of Canada (CPC) on Saturday announced that its national conference “politics” scheduled for April is postponed until November 2020 because of the leadership race made necessary by the resignation of Andrew Scheer. The event will take place in Quebec city.

A press release was published in the afternoon to confirm the news. The national executive of the PCC would have held a vote to formalize that decision, on Friday night.

The conservatives want to first “focus energy and efforts on the details and the organization surrounding the leadership race”, one can read in the press release.

The congress which was to be held from 16 to 18 April 2020, in Toronto, is therefore given from 12 to 14 November and moved to Quebec.

Andrew Scheer has announced its decision to cede its place as the leader on the 12th of December last, a little less than two months after the electoral defeat which has helped to renew the liberal Party to power, albeit in the minority.

Several media outlets have reported that the party activists might take this opportunity to elect their new leader.

The party has still not announced its intentions on the timing of the next leadership race.

The conservatives seem to be divided on the processes in the future. Some wish that the next leader is elected after April, while others say that there is no time to waste, because of the presence of a minority government in Ottawa.

A former top official of the party said this week that it was possible — but extremely difficult — for the conservatives to choose a new chief for the congressional policy if it were to take place in April.

According to Dan Nowlan, who had overseen the race to the leadership of the party in 2017, to organize such an election so quickly requires a lot of work.

Several names are in circulation among the prospective candidates, including those of deputy and party spokesman on finance, Pierre Poilievre, the former minister, Peter MacKay, the former head of interim Rona Ambrose and former prime minister of Quebec Jean Charest. With Thomas Thivierge

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