“This is going to be an exciting and competitive contest that shows Canadians how Conservatives are ready to do the hard-work that comes with being a government in waiting,” said Lisa Raitt, Co-Chair of LEOC. “Like all Conservatives, I’m looking forward to hearing the candidates’ vision for Canada, hearing those big ideas that get people talking about the Conservative Party, and hearing how each candidate is going to help us win the next election. I believe the process as structured by our LEOC will help accomplish that.”
The financial requirement to become a Verified Candidate in the 2020 Conservative Leadership election will be a total non-refundable registration fee of $200,000. Additionally, Verified Candidates will be required to obtain 3,000 signatures of endorsement in total from party members.
“The LEOC has heard from members from across Canada that wanted a shorter leadership election, and this date provides the right amount of time we need to successfully administer this election while ensuring we recognize the realities of a minority Parliament,” said Dan Nowlan, Co-Chair of LEOC.
“With this timeline, and when our eventual rules come into place, leadership candidates are going to have their organizational abilities tested, and be given the opportunity to show how they’re ready to take on the tough job of being Prime Minister. This is going to be an exciting and competitive race,” said Lisa Raitt, Co-Chair of LEOC.
OTTAWA — Canada’s federal budget deficit will be billions of dollars deeper than it was supposed to be this year and next, the Finance Department says, as the Liberals promise to keep spending to keep the economy humming.
The question is how much more of that spending the treasury can handle.
The figures released Monday morning show that the Liberals’ projected deficit of $19.8 billion for this fiscal year, a 12-month period ending in March, is now slated to hit $26.6 billion. And next year’s deficit is expected to be $28.1 billion, before accounting for promises the Liberals will unveil in their 2020 budget
Conservative response by Pierre Poilievre .