The eye-popping number that bears watching in what has been a sleepy Conservative leadership race - 2020-08-12
Lisa Raitt has one message for Conservative members as she looks at the still unopened party leadership ballot on her own desk.
"Get them in the mail," she says. "They have to be in our hands by Aug. 21. Not postmarked before then, but in our hands, or they won't be counted."
With the Conservative leadership race entering its final 10 days, the party is vowing to hold a secure and transparent ballot-counting process amid the pandemic, while also keeping up the pressure in Parliament on Justin Trudeau's minority government over the WE controversy.