Now who will lead Canada's Conservatives? - 2019-12-15
Moments after Andrew Scheer announced Thursday his intention to resign as Conservative party leader, speculation turned to who will replace him.
Two of his prominent rivals in the 2017 leadership contest, Maxime Bernier and Kevin O'Leary, quickly ruled themselves out. As did Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister and Ontario Premier Doug Ford, all leaders of conservative provincial parties.
But there are plenty of others who could yet toss their hats in the ring. And that means the coming race could turn out to be every bit as crowded as 2017, when 13 contenders vied for the Tory crown. Scheer ultimately edged out Bernier by less than two per cent of the vote on the 13th and final ballot.