Erin O’Toole's fundraising in the second quarter was $1.24-million with Peter MacKay's raising $1.16-million. The difference is not that great, but the momentum shift definitely favours O’Toole. The Conservative voting system also lends itself to surprises.
Peter MacKay, pictured in June 2014, on the Hill. The Conservative voting system also lends itself to surprises. The party votes on a points system by riding. With 100 points attached to each riding, divided amongst candidates, a constituency with 10 members has equal voting power to a constituency with 1,000 members. That means a front-runner in the national popular vote does not necessarily win the election, writes Sheila Copps.
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OTTAWA—In two shorts weeks, the Conservative Party of Canada will vote for a new leader.
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