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Episode #29 - Conservatives look for a leader, again

Aaron Wherry joins me to discuss what happened with Erin O'Toole, and what happens next for the Conservative Party.

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Things escalated quickly this week, with Erin O’Toole losing a caucus vote on Wednesday that cost him his leadership of the Conservative Party. O’Toole is out, Candice Bergen is in as interim leader and a new leadership contest — the third since 2017 — is about to get under way.

There’s a lot to discuss here. What led to Erin O’Toole’s swift and sudden downfall? What does this mean for the Conservative Party going forward? And what kind of candidate has the best shot at being O’Toole’s successor?

To help me sift through all this, on this episode of The Writ Podcast I’m joined by the CBC’s Aaron Wherry. Read his analysis of the leadership drama.

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