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Canada's Conservative Party still searching for new leader after 6 months
Updated: Aug 26, 2022
The country's Liberal Party was returned to power last year.
The Conservative Party of Canada is currently still looking for a new leader, 6 months after Erin O'Toole was removed from the position by the party's caucus by a vote of 73-45.
At the September 2021 election, the Liberals gained 5 seats while the New Democrats gained 1 - with the Conservatives, Bloc Québécois & Green Party making no gains.
As a result, O'Toole was removed as party leader in February.
Scott Aitchison, Roman Baber, Jean Charest, Leslyn Lewis & Pierre Poilievre are all in the running, while Candice Bergen remains interim leader.
As 13-year-old journalist Wyatt Sharpe from The Wyatt Sharpe Show explained, a new leader is set to be announced on September 10.
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