Think O’Toole’s carbon price hurt him? It didn’t
Since the election and the party’s disappointing result, some Conservative insiders have argued the leader's embrace of carbon pricing was a mistake that cost the party votes. But a new exit poll by Leger and Clean Prosperity shows that’s not true.
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, seen speaking on Aug. 16, as the election campaign kicked off. Just eight per cent of potential Conservative voters said that O’Toole’s carbon pricing policy made them less likely to vote for the Tories. In contrast, 21 per cent said carbon pricing made them more likely to support O’Toole, write Andrew Enns and Michael Bernstein. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia