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Kamloops MP endorses Erin O'Toole as Conservative leader

Conservative incumbent Cathy McLeod celebrates her re-election in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo with supporters at her campaign office in Kamloops on election night, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.
February 28, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod is backing Ontario MP Erin O’Toole as the future leader of the Conservative party.

O’Toole was elected as MP in the region of Durham, which lies east of Toronto and includes cities like Oshawa and Whitby. In a series of tweets, McLeod says O’Toole understands B.C. issues and said she would like to “(unite) together and take Canada back.”

Yesterday was the deadline to apply for the position as leader for the Conservative Party of Canada. According to the party's website, applicants had to pay a $25,000 entrance fee and obtain 1,000 signatures from party members from at least seven provinces. There are at least seven confirmed contenders, according to this article.

Conservative MPs Dan Albas for the Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola and Mel Arnold of the North Okanagan-Shuswap have not yet publicly announced nor confirmed to iNFOnews.ca which candidate they’re endorsing.

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