'Like Churchill,' Bring Harper Back to Lead Tories, Urges Riding President - 2020-05-24
"We should now rethink the process, as well as the timing, of choosing the next leader. Initial fears of mass death are now subsiding, but the challenge of addressing the resulting economic crisis has yet to be appreciated."
The author of the note is Richard Hofer, CPC riding president in the federal electoral district of Pontiac in Quebec. Pontiac is a bellwether riding currently held by the Liberals. The subject line of Hofer's May 14, 2020 email reads: "Floating a "trial balloon" with a few people I respect."
It doesn't take a Bobby Fischer to figure out how the battle lines on the political chessboard are shaping up for the next federal election. It will be the Great Pandemic Referendum.