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Seven Conservative MPs face divisive nomination challenges, party denies it’s behind the move

By Abbas Rana      

Conservative MP Jim Eglinski told Hill staffer Ryan Oudekirk that he was ‘disappointed’ and ‘not happy’ with the nomination challenge.

Seven incumbent Conservative MPs are facing nomination challenges, including from top Jim Eglinski, left, Cheryl Gallant, Mike Lake, Kellie Leitch, Deepak Obhrai, above left, David Tilson, and Brad Trost. Since facing the nomination challenge, Mr. Eglinski has announced he won't seek re-election in 2019. Photographs courtesy of www.parl.gc.ca
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Seven Conservative MPs are facing nomination challenges for the 2019 election, but there is widespread speculation the party's leadership is behind at least some of those challenges, which the party strongly denies. “There were some OLO staffers last fall who were overheard musing about the need to organize challenges against a handful of incumbent MPs, and the four were Brad Trost, Kellie Leitch, Maxime Bernier, and Cheryl Gallant,” said Joseph Ben-Ami, former campaign manager for Conservative MP Brad

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