Federal Conservatives set leadership vote for June 27, opting for shortened race

Article Link: https://nationalpost.com/news/federal-conservatives-set-leadership-vote-for-june-27-opting-for-shortened-race

Discussion posted by: Johnf44

Andrew Scheer’s replacement as the next Conservative Party of Canada leader will be elected on June 27 in Toronto, the party’s leadership organizing committee has announced. With a minority parliament in place, the party has opted for a much shorter leadership race than the one that elected Scheer in May 2017, which lasted well over a year. “I don’t think there was any appetite to have a longer race,” said Dan Nowlan, co-chair of the organizing committee. “The government can fall at any time and we need to be ready, so we have an obligation to do it. And I think our members are very excited by the idea of getting it done.”