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Election 2019

Knives out to dump Conservative leader, but Scheer’s team should reach out to supporters urgently to survive April leadership review, say Conservatives

By Abbas Rana      

If Maxime Bernier was still in the Conservative Party, and the Ford PCs had not been pushed to the sidelines, Andrew Scheer would have most likely won the Oct. 21 election, says Conservative Party’s elder statesman John Reynolds.

The Conservative caucus is meeting in Ottawa on Nov. 6, the first time since after the election. Last week, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured, quietly met with his senior caucus leadership team to map out strategy for the caucus meeting, to discuss the election results, and the Conservative leader's future. Details were not made public. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

With the knives out for Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer for failing to win the federal election, it’s unclear whether he will survive another election amid the onslaught of calls last week for his resignation. To head off a potential ouster, some say Mr. Scheer needs to urgently reach out to his supporters to ensure they show up at the party’s convention to support his leadership.

Abbas Rana

Abbas Rana is the assistant deputy editor of The Hill Times.
- arana@hilltimes.com


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