MacKay has an early lead, sort of, in Tory race
That is not to say that Harper’s succession is Peter MacKay’s for the asking or even that he wants the leadership. But if he did throw his hat in the ring he would be the prohibitive front-runner, especially in a field that will probably not even feature some of the names that tested best in the Abacus poll.
Of the nine possible contenders put forward by Abacus, only Peter MacKay, pictured, and Jean Charest, two former federal Tory leaders, enjoy double-digit support in every region of the country. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright