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So you think you want to lead the Conservative Party of Canada?

By Tim Powers      

Phone lines are burning, text messages are filling up inboxes, and everyone from activists to would-be candidates are determining what is real and what is make believe when it comes to the leadership race.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured Dec. 4 during a post-election caucus meeting in the West Block. By the end of January, Canadians should have a pretty good sense of what the field of candidates for leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada will look like, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—The year 2020 has begun, and the Conservatives have announced that the party’s leadership “convention,” or more specifically the results announcement, will take place in Toronto on Saturday, June 27. That also coincides with one of Toronto’s big Pride celebrations. Someone on the Conservative Leadership Election Organizing Committee (LEOC) is thinking strategically.

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