July 5, 2022

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Conservative Congress | O Tool wants to prepare his troops for the spring poll

Conservative Congress |  O Tool wants to prepare his troops for the spring poll

(Ottawa) Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole is adamant that holding federal elections until the end of the epidemic and until the majority of the population is vaccinated is not in Canadian interests.

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But recent comments by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggest that elections will be called in the spring. Mr O’Toole will take advantage of his party’s national convention, which is being held on Thursday and will bring together 5,500 participants, preparing his troops for the spring poll.

Assessing the possibility of such a scenario being implemented at 75%, O Tool is happy that the members of this three-day conference are prioritizing financial issues and putting aside social issues such as abortion.

Because, according to him, after more than 12 months of epidemic and the financial crisis that has driven many small and medium-sized businesses to the brink of bankruptcy, the ballot box question is very simple: can any political party do well to revive the economy in all areas and in all sectors?

In an interview Tap On Wednesday, during the conference, Erin O’Toole hinted that he would unveil some of the elements of the economic recovery plan he intended to propose to Canadians in the next election campaign in April or May. He will discuss some of the priorities in his speech to his troops to be held on Friday.

“After our meeting, we will improve our policies for our campaign. This is important. We have a lot of ideas from our members, our supporters and our volunteers. However, we will announce some things before the election. I hope we will have time to prepare for this before the election. But it depends. It is in the hands of Mr. Trudeau, “said Mr. O’Toole.

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A poll conducted by Angus Reed on Wednesday revealed that the Conservative leader agreed with the majority of Canadians. True, 63% of respondents to this poll are opposed to holding elections by the end of August. On the other hand, after vaccinating the majority of the Canadian population, 67% of Canadians said they were in favor of the poll between September and December. New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh and Black Cubacois leader Yves-Franకోois Blanchett are also opposed to the hasty election.

“In my opinion, it is not right to hold elections in the midst of an epidemic. We saw the situation in Newfoundland. This is a disaster, “said Mr. O’Toole, chief of The Christian Science Monitor’s Washington bureau, who called for a last-minute cancellation of the vote and for a postal vote. The results of the February 13 poll will not be known until March 26.

“We need vaccinations, we need financial stimulation before the election. But after the budget, I believe the government will prepare the ground for the election. I’m ready if I do not think the time is right. We need to focus on health, the economy, the well – being of Canadians, the Liberal Party,” he said. Tool proposed.

It will be the first Conservative convention since Mr. O’Toole fired former Justice Minister Peter McKay in a leadership race in August. Mr Mackay, who is not a candidate in the coming elections, is clearly absent from his Congress presence.

In recent weeks, the media has become increasingly frustrated with Mr O’Toole’s performance, particularly in the race fueled by the treatment of Ontario MP Derek Sloan. He was expelled from the Conservative Caucus for life after revealing that he had accepted a $ 131 donation from a prominent white supremacist in the leadership race.

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His expulsion from the Conservative Caucasus has angered party activists trying to revive the abortion debate.

“I have a positive choice and I am proud of our members because there are 34 policies for Congress and many policies on taxes, the economy, jobs, health, crime. But zero on abortion or other controversial social issues. We need to modernize our movement to attract more Quebecars in the next election. , ”He said.