Conservative leadership candidates Peter MacKay and Erin O'Toole wasted little time on Thursday, April 30, 2020, leaping back into full campaign — and attack — mode after new fundraising numbers highlighted their potential neck-and-neck status as the contest got back underway.
Ontario Conservative MP Derek Sloan held to his leadership campaign slogan of being "Conservative without apology" and refused on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, to heed the demands of his fellow MPs to apologize for remarks questioning the loyalty of the country's chief public health officer.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer refused Thursday to express confidence in Canada's chief public health officer, arguing the need to question her decisions around the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the reasons Parliament must resume.
After a more than four-year hiatus from politics, former cabinet minister Peter MacKay officially launched his bid to capture the leadership of the federal Conservative party before an enthusiastic hometown crowd in Nova Scotia.
The director of fundraising for the federal Conservatives has taken over as acting executive director of the party as it continues to grapple with the fallout from the resignation of leader Andrew Scheer.