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Some defeated Conservatives want to back Scheer for their own ‘survival’ as future candidates

By Abbas Rana      

Andrew Scheer ‘needs to demonstrate very quickly that he can garner the overwhelming backing of the party to move forward, or for the good of the party, he should step down,’ a Conservative MP told The Hill Times.

An estimated 4,000 voting delegates are eligible to attend the Conservative Party convention in Toronto in April. These delegates will decide whether they want to keep Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured on Dec. 5, 2019, as party leader or not. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Some Conservative candidates who were defeated in October’s election say they want to support Party Leader Andrew Scheer in the April leadership review, to protect their own nominations in the next election.

Abbas Rana

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


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