Conservatives to pick their new leader on June 27 - 2020-01-03
Dan Nowlan told CBC News Network's Power & Politics today the committee chose that date based on feedback from party members. He said the overwhelming membership consensus favours a quick, efficient and transparent race to replace Andrew Scheer — and he's committed to delivering that.
With a minority Liberal government in office that could fall at any point, "we have an obligation as the opposition party to be ready as quickly as we can," Nowlan said.
With the date set, the next step for the committee is to nail down the rules for the leadership race. Party sources tell CBC News candidates will have to pay a fee of $300,000 and gather 3,000 signatures of support to enter the race.