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Replacing Erin O'Toole exposes the Conservative Party's ever-deepening divides

In voting to remove Erin O’Toole as leader, the Conservative Party of Canada’s caucus has raised the thorny question of how the different groups within contemporary conservatism can co-exist and collaborate. O’Toole’s recent departure reflects a broader ideological and attitudinal division within party ranks against the backdrop of the sharply populist, and angry, anti-Justin Trudeau movement. It remains to be seen whether these forces will be incorporated within the choice of the next leader, in addition to the effect that the party’s incessant infighting will have on broader parliamentary and federal electoral dynamics. In the months to come, traditional party...
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Erin O'Toole: Canada's Conservatives oust party leader

Canada's Conservative MPs have voted to oust Erin O'Toole as party leader after only 18 months in the job. On Wednesday, 73 of the 118 Conservative parliamentarians voted to replace the man who led the party to defeat in last year's election. The Ontario Tory, who is widely viewed as...
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The sun sets on Erin O'Toole as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada

When the dust settled and the caucus votes had been counted, 73 MPs from the Conservative Party of Canada voted to oust their leader, Erin O'Toole. After weeks of speculation about whether or when it would happen, the vote proved a quick and decisive repudiation. Just what the rejection was about, however, will be the subject of debate both inside and outside the party as it moves to select its third leader in less than five years. For some, the vote will be seen as a rejection of O'Toole’s very public attempts to shift the party towards a more moderate stance...
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Erin O'Toole out as leader of Conservative Party of Canada

Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The Conservative Party of Canada caucus voted Wednesday to remove Erin O'Toole as its leader, triggering what will become a second leadership race in 18 months. O'Toole, a Member of Parliament from Ontario, knew Monday the vote was coming but had hoped to sway the required...
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Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole Pushed Out for Being Too Liberal

Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole was ousted on Wednesday after his caucus revolted against him—likely because he’s too liberal. After O’Toole tried to convince his party to let him remain at the helm, a striking majority pushed the Tory leader out, with 73 of 118 Conservative MPs in attendance voting against him. The party’s caucus chair, Scott Reid, abstained from voting.
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Erin O’Toole: Over and out?

CAUCUS RAUCOUS — Conservative Leader ERIN O’TOOLE faces the music today — and we don’t mean the crescendo of convoy horns and honks every time a gaggle of people flow in and out of West Block. A leadership vote will be held this morning during the...
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Erin O'Toole vs. everybody

IS THE END NIGH? — Multiple sources told multiple outlets late Monday — a landmark evening for unnamed sources — that a rebel alliance has recruited enough MPs to force a vote on ERIN O'TOOLE's command of caucus. Thirty-five Tories signed a letter to call the question...
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Erin O’Toole must push back against hard-liners, not just to protect his party but all of Canada

Members of Canada’s Conservative Party are forming a “mini caucus” to push back against pandemic measures and vaccine mandates. Marilyn Gladu, one of the group’s members, insists the move isn’t about Erin O’Toole’s leadership of the party. She’s referred to the group as a “civil liberties caucus.” Call it what you want, but it’s a liability for the party and the country. It’s also most certainly is a challenge to O’Toole’s leadership.
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Trudeau’s miscalculation has been a gift for Erin O’Toole

Michael Taube, a columnist for Troy Media and Loonie Politics, was a speechwriter for former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper. On Aug. 15, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided to call an early election that few people wanted. The move has turned into a political miscalculation that could either seriously weaken his leadership, or cost him his political career.
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Justin Trudeau Tied With Erin O’Toole as Election Nears

It looks like the Liberals and Conservatives are deadlocked as they campaign with less than a week left to go before the Canadian federal election. A new poll conducted by Leger in collaboration with The Canadian Press has Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives tied with 32 percent of decided votes. The NDP are closely behind in third place with 20 percent.
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