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O’Toole describes himself as a ‘smartass’ kid, talks about how his mother’s death when he was a young boy ‘became a driving force in my life’ in his first ‘get-to-know-me’ ads

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Getting to know you: Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, pictured Sept. 9, 2020, with his national campaign manager, Fred DeLorey, and chief of staff, Tausha Michaud, is being commended for sharing a 'powerful' series of videos detailing his childhood and his path to becoming leader. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
By Palak Mangat      

New Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and his team pushed out a number of “get-to-know-me” videos last week in an effort to define him before the Liberals do, detailing how he went from a self-described “smartass” kid, to becoming a federal party leader of a 121-member caucus hoping to defeat Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the next election.

Palak Mangat

Palak Mangat is an online reporter with The Hill Times.
Follow her or email her at pmangat@hilltimes.com


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