Conservative leadership convention 2017: in pictures

Thousands of Conservatives gathered at the Toronto Congress Centre in Etobicoke on May 27 to see the results of a 15-month leadership campaign. MP Andrew Scheer was elected leader, squeaking by MP Maxime Bernier with 50.95 per cent support, versus Mr. Bernier's 49.05 per cent.

Leadership candidate Chris Alexander’s daughter Elisabeth knows where he needs to be. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Third-place candidate Erin O’Toole and his family, daughter Mollie, wife Rebecca, and son Jack, on stage during an evening of final candidate pitches the night before the results were announced. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal Research Bureau deputy director Kevin Bosch poses with Conservative comms guy Kory Teneycke. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Erin O’Toole supporter Brian Macdonald, a New Brunswick Progressive Conservative MLA. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Hill staffer Aaron Silver and Senator Michael MacDonald. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former B.C. MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay, a Lisa Raitt supporter. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Senator Marjory LeBreton and MP Diane Finley. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former MP Chungsen Leung. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Senator Larry Smith and former Senator Irving Gerstein. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The event featured a tribute to both interim leader Rona Ambrose and her partner, J.P. Veitch. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Mike Vecchio, husband of MP Karen Vecchio, shows a cardboard cutout of Rona Ambrose’s partner, J.P. Veitch, in a riff off the now-infamous Justin Trudeau cutouts used by Canadian embassies. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Take home your own $20 Ezra Levant bobblehead? The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Event MCs MP Candice Bergen and Caroline Mulroney Lapham. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Senator Victor Oh and the candidate he supported, Michael Chong. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Maxime Bernier, right, and his girlfriend Catherine Letarte, centre, in the tense moments awaiting results. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Reporters take photos with their phones of the results screen to tweet. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The top three candidates, Maxime Bernier, Erin O’Toole, and Andrew Scheer, speak to reporters after Mr. O’Toole’s name was taken off the ballot. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Party executive director Dustin Van Vugt and Dan Nowlan, chair of the Leadership Election Organizing Committee, announce the results. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The final two candidates, Maxime Bernier and Andrew Scheer, chat before the last results are announced, leaving Mr. Scheer with a slight 50.95 per cent edge over Mr. Bernier’s 49.05 per cent. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Winner Andrew Scheer hugs his wife Jill, holding their youngest child, Mary, 18 months. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Andrew Scheer supporters and MPs: Alain Rayes, Sylvie Boucher, John Barlow (hidden), Luc Berthold, and Bob Saroya, alongside Bernier supporter Tony Clement on stage after Mr. Scheer called all caucus members to join him after his victory speech. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright