Breaking News – Globe & Mail, Dec. 21, 2019
Conservatives postpone policy convention to focus on leadership race
The federal Conservative Party says it will postpone a policy convention until November because of the upcoming leadership race.
The convention was originally scheduled to take place mid-April but will be moved back to allow the party to focus on choosing a successor to current leader Andrew Scheer.
The party’s national council voted on the decision on Friday.
The party hasn’t yet announced when it plans to elect a new leader.
Scheer announced he will step down as leader after facing criticism from within the party over his loss to Justin Trudeau in the 2019 election.
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