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Conservative MP Gladu says party is ‘tone deaf’ for refusing to extend race deadline as Canadians grapple with coronavirus fallout

By Abbas Rana      

In the March 15 meeting, the 18-member Leadership Election Organization Committee declined requests from leadership election candidates to revise the timetable for the leadership convention

Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu is saying her party for is being 'tone-deaf' to the Covid-19 and its impact on the economy. She wants the party to extend the March 25 deadline for candidates hoping to qualify for the June 27 leadership race. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu who is running for the party’s top job says her party is being “tone deaf” to the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on Canadians and its effects on the leadership race, saying its refusal to make any changes to the looming deadline means only “three white” men and no women will likely make it onto the ballot.

Abbas Rana

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


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