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Names In The Mix: A List Of Potential Conservative Leadership Contenders

The Canadian Press, 21 Jan, 2020
  • Names In The Mix: A List Of Potential Conservative Leadership Contenders

OTTAWA - The Conservative leadership race is underway and the deadline to register as a candidate and meet the first round of requirements is Feb. 27.

 

Three candidates have officially declared they will enter:

 

— Marilyn Gladu: Conservative MP for Ontario riding of Sarnia-Lambton, formerly a professional engineer.

 

— Peter MacKay: former Progressive Conservative leader, Conservative cabinet minister and longtime MP from Nova Scotia, who now lives in Toronto.

 

— Aron Seal: former director of policy for two Conservative cabinet ministers.

 

Others, in alphabetical order, who are considering bids:

 

— Rona Ambrose: former interim leader of the Conservative party and MP from an Edmonton-area riding.

 

— Michael Chong: former Conservative cabinet minister, current MP for Ontario riding of Wellington-Halton Hills. Ran in the 2017 race.

 

— Richard Decarie: political aide under former Conservative leader Stephen Harper while in opposition, helped run Harper's Quebec operations.

 

— Michelle Rempel Garner: Conservative MP for the riding of Calgary Nose Hill.

 

— Vincent Guzzo: movie-theatre mogul from Quebec who also stars in the reality-TV program "Dragons' Den."

 

— Rudy Husny: longtime Quebec operative for the Conservative party, and businessman.

 

— Erin O'Toole: former Conservative cabinet minister and current MP from the Toronto-area riding of Durham. Ran in the 2017 race.

 

— Pierre Poilievre: former Conservative cabinet minister and current MP from the Ottawa-area riding of Carleton.

 

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