Get some of those dynamic young leaders in the party and the movement to announce they are running now.
Former prime minister Stephen Harper resigned from Parliament on Aug. 26. The Conservatives will nominate their new candidate in the riding of Calgary Heritage on Oct. 22. Calgary lawyer Rick Billington, businessman Bob Benzen and Calgary city lawyer Paul Frank, not pictured, are seeking the Conservative Party nomination. More candidates could enter the race before the Sept. 21 deadline. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and photo handouts
Three candidates have been approved so far, and more are anticipated to run for one of the safest Conservative seats in the country.
Though she’s not eligible to run, Rona Ambrose has strong support to continue leading the party: pollster Graves.
Getting a credible climate change action plan in place before the end of this year is likely to be one of the toughest and most important challenges facing the Trudeau government in its first mandate.