Canadians captivated by U.S. presidential race while ignoring domestic leadership contests
Average Canadians are well versed on current U.S. politics but struggle to name one candidate in either the Conservative or NDP leadership races in Canada.
Five Conservative MPs, including Kellie Leitch, Maxime Bernier, Deepak Obhrai, Tony Clement, and Michael Chong are declared leadership candidates for the contest scheduled for May 2017. Conservative MPs Michelle Rempel and Lisa Raitt are considering a run. Former justice minister Peter MacKay, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, and businessman Kevin O'Leary are also said to be considering a run for the top job in the Conservative Party. The Hill Times photographs by Jake WrightThe Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright