Conservative MPs calling on party to hold leadership convention in spring 2017
By Tim NaumetzOct. 28, 2015
'I think we need enough time to have all the candidates, both within and outside the party to come forward if they choose. Almost to a person every MP I’ve talked to agrees with that,' says Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski.
Conservative MPs and Senators are pushing for a leadership vote to select a replacement for outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper to be held in the spring of 2017 at the earliest.
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‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
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