There is no question that an election affords Erin O’Toole the best chance yet to get a fair hearing for his ideas and policies on a more level playing field.
That's the ticket: Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, pictured on the Hill on Oct. 28, 2020, will be vying to prevent the governing Liberals from recouping a majority, if an election is called this year. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Amid steadily deteriorating poll numbers, many Conservatives are thinking about the party’s prospects as we approach an expected federal election.
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