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O’Leary shakes up Manning conference, predicts economic collapse, Liberal turmoil

By Tim Naumetz      

Kevin O'Leary takes the stage at the Manning Centre conference and says bilingualism is not necessary in Canadian politics and Stephen Harper lost the last election because he broke 'a moral contract about race, about religion, about inclusiveness.'

'I’m not a member of a Conservative Party, I’m a member of the taxpaying, breathing party,' says Kevin O'Leary, a potential Conservative Party leadership candidate. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Millionaire businessman and TV panel star Kevin O’Leary turned his dramatic talents on conservatives at the annual Manning Centre conference Friday, stealing the show as a prospective candidate for the Conservative Party leadership by blaming Alberta Premier Rachel Notley for the province’s oil industry crash, calling for a national referendum on a petroleum pipeline to the East Coast and forecasting an economic collapse of such calamity that the Liberal Party will replace Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before the

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