Conservative leadership notebook: The CBC’s in the crosshairs, and an Ontario PC activist looks to jump in the race
|National Post 14 Feb 2020 at 17:50|
Former cabinet minister John Baird officially ruled himself out of contention after about a week of speculation and encouragement from high-profile Conservatives like Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.
With the Feb. 27 deadline approaching, and a requirement of 1,000 signatures and $25,000 for entry, it will be difficult for anyone new to join the race now. The weeks of speculation and guesswork could be over.
Each week, the National Post will round up the week’s events, point to themes that are emerging, and add other stray notes and observations. Here is this week’s edition of the Conservative leadership notebook.
It’s not the first fight O’Toole has picked with the media.