Today, the Conservative Party of Canada announced that Candace Bergen will be taking over as Leader of the Opposition. A woman who has been an outspoken opponent to policies proposed by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government in recent years, she is said to bring a more conservative vision for Canadian democracy with her into parliament.
Candice Bergen was announced as the new leader of the opposition. Erin O’Toole resigned from his post, and it is unclear what caused him to do so.
In recent years, Canada’s Conservatives have been particularly dissatisfied. Last year saw the second consecutive legislative election in which they won the popular vote but not the majority of seats, indicating that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has maintained power despite his declining popularity. Along with his Liberal Party being beset by scandals and being devastated in many ways at the provincial level.
As a consequence of the outcomes, separatist sentiment has grown in the country’s western regions. It also seems to have resulted in a shift in Conservative leadership.
Erin O’Toole has been removed from his role as leader.
According to Reuters, Erin O’Toole is no longer the Conservative Party’s leader. He was no longer the leader of the opposition in the Canadian Parliament as a result of this. Despite leading his party to the most votes in the last election.
Conservative dissatisfaction has been increasing as a consequence of yet another poor election outcome. O’Toole is the second Conservative leader to reach the finish of their trip in this manner. Andrew Scheer led his party to the most votes in the popular vote in 2019, but they fell short in the seat count. He announced his departure a few months later.
O’Toole has said that he intends to stay in Parliament. In 2012, he was elected to the House of Commons for the first time from Durham in southern Ontario.
O’Toole has also kept his job as shadow minister for middle-class prosperity, which he has been doing alongside his other responsibilities.
O’Toole had previously served as Minister of Veterans Affairs in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Cabinet. Later, during Scheer’s stint as opposition leader, he served as the shadow defense minister.
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Erin O’Toole served in the Royal Canadian Air Force before entering politics. He earned a history and political science degree from the Royal Military College. In the Air Force, O’Toole would rise to the rank of captain.
O’Toole eventually graduated from Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law with a law degree. He would work for Stikeman Elliott and Heenan Blaikie, two legal companies.
Along with working as a counsel for Procter & Gamble and one of its subsidiaries, Gillette.
His father, John, was a member of the Ontario legislature. In 2014, he ran for mayor of Clarington, Ontario, but was unsuccessful.
Candice Bergen takes over as temporary leader of the opposition.
According to the CBC, Candice Bergen has taken over as Conservative and opposition leader. She had previously served as the Conservative Party’s deputy leader as well as the opposition’s deputy leader.
Bergen represents the Portage-Lisgar riding in southern Manitoba in the House of Commons. She was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008. She has served as a minister of state for social development, a shadow minister of natural resources, and the leader of the opposition in the House of Commons.
At some time, a leadership election to choose a permanent leader is likely to take place.
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