O'Toole Must Choose Between The Base That Got Him There And Moving The Party Forward - 2020-09-03
When Parliament resumes Sept. 23, one of the first and most telling tests Erin O'Toole will face as the newly elected leader of the federal Conservative Party will be to address lingering concerns over his fairweather support of the LGBTQ community.
How O'Toole moves forward on this file will crystallize the type of Conservative Party he wishes to head, and reveal his character as a leader. Both could factor heavily in determining the party's success in the next election.
The rookie Conservative leader has two paths before him.