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Tories building on ‘large bedrock of support’ ahead of August convention: party president

By Charelle Evelyn      

‘To use the hockey analogy: we’re not rebuilding, we’re reloading,’ says Scott Lamb as the party prepares to rally troops next month in Halifax.

Delegates participate in a plenary session at the Conservative convention in Calgary in 2013. Organizers of this August's convention hope to match the record number of delegates, about 2,300, who attended the last one in 2016 in Vancouver. The Hill Times photograph by Daniel Leon Rodriguez
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As the Conservative Party prepares to huddle in Halifax at its end-of-summer policy convention, the party president is feeling buoyed by polling patterns and fundraising stats that he says put them in a prime position for the 2019 election. When the Conservatives’ three-day national convention begins in Halifax on Aug. 23, it will come on the heels of a Progressive Conservative Party forming government in Ontario, a federal Conservative byelection victory in a Liberal-held riding in Quebec, polling

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