Conservative leadership race enters ‘horse-trading phase’ and candidates are making deals
Rival candidates’ and their strategists’ outreach to each other started after the membership-signup deadline of March 28.
It's almost show time: Conservative leadership candidates Maxime Bernier, Andrew Scheer, Erin O'Toole, Lisa Raitt and Andrew Saxton, pictured Nov. 14, 2016, at a leadership debate. Leadership candidates are reaching out to Conservative MPs to seek their second-, third- and subsequent-ballot support, says Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright