Mar 31, 2023
By Angus Gillespie
Former Federal Conservative leader Erin O’Toole will not seek re-election and plans to resign his seat this spring.
The Ontario MP led the Conservatives and served as official Opposition leader from August 2020 until February 2022, when a majority of his caucus voted to remove him from the post.
His ousting followed months of tensions over O’Toole’s management of caucus and attempts to moderate the party’s image after two consecutive election losses.
The upcoming seat vacancy is one of several that will need to be filled in byelections… unless a general election is called in the near future.
Last month, Candice Bergen, a longtime Manitoba MP who took over as interim leader after O’Toole, has also announce she would be leaving.