Scheer Win Shows Tories Want 'A Little More Stephen Harper': Insiders - 2017-05-28
TORONTO — The Conservative Party chose Saturday to stay on the path charted by Stephen Harper, selecting a cheerful family man to sell their message rather than a Quebec libertarian who risked creating rifts within the party.
Thirty-eight-year-old Saskatchewan MP Andrew Scheer won 50.95 per cent of the votes on the 13th and final ballot. Maxime Bernier, who had run a campaign over the previous few days that presumed he would win, received 49.05 per cent when all the votes were counted and redistributed.
Scheer's campaign manager, Hamish Marshall, told HuffPost Canada the race had become a contest between "people who basically think that Stephen Harper did a really good job and people who are disappointed that Stephen Harper didn't go far enough."