Stephen Harper urges calm among Conservatives after election loss - 2019-10-23

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F94.png Stephen Harper urges calm among Conservatives after election loss October 23, 2019, Alex Boutilier, Toronto Star

The former prime minister is urging senior Conservative operatives not to rush to judgment on Scheer and his inner circle while the party reviews what went wrong with the campaign, according to two sources familiar with Harper's thinking.

Harper is encouraging Conservatives to give Scheer the benefit of a doubt in the lead-up to the party's convention next April, where the rookie leader faces a vote on his leadership.

Harper is "quieting the waters," one long-time Conservative insider told the Star, reminding party members that they have "a bunch of time" and shouldn't be rushed into a "rash decision."

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