Conservative Party Leadership

MacKay’s opt-out likely benefits Bernier most

Quebec comes second only to Ontario in terms of its weight in the leadership ballot box. None of the other declared candidates has anything approaching a profile in Quebec.

Peter MacKay's decision not to enter the Conservative leadership race may help Maxime Bernier, pictured, but Mr. Bernier’s Quebec colleagues have not rushed to line up behind him. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By CHANTAL HÉBERT

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 12:00 AM

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