Conservative Leadership Race Is Back On, Party Will Pick New Leader In August

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The Conservative Party of Canada will now select its new leader in late August. The party’s leadership election organizing committee (LEOC) announced in a statement Wednesday night that the contest, which was suspended on March 26 due to the escalating crisis, can resume “effective immediately.” The party had postponed leadership fundraising until May 1 and urged contenders to refrain from courting party members. The Tories had initially planned to pick a replacement for Andrew Scheerat a convention in Toronto on June 27.