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My leadership advice to Kenney, MacKay: No matter how much sunshine got blown up your arse at the convention, decide for you and no one else

By Tim Powers      

You’re the one who's going to have to do all the work, not those stroking your ego.

Having just watched Peter MacKay, left, and Jason Kenney courted at the Conservative Party convention in Vancouver, it was easy to see the pressure they were both under, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright

OTTAWA—Choosing to head up either of Canada’s two largest federal opposition parties is proving to be an unattractive or uncertain option for quite a few talented current or former politicians. And, frankly, who could blame them for not wanting to lead the Conservatives or NDP right now. It isn’t that Justin Trudeau is invincible come 2019, though history says he has a good chance of winning, but Peter MacKay, Jason Kenney, Megan Leslie, and Nathan Cullen are all

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