Conservative Party Suspends Leadership Race

About damn time.

The Conservative Party of Canada has suspended their leadership race.

The moves comes as the party was under intense pressure to put the race on pause, considering the pandemic sweeping across Canada.

With the nation focused on saving our healthcare system and preventing a total economic collapse, more and more people were wondering why the race was still going, with the party looking increasingly out of touch.

Many of the top candidates, including Erin O’Toole and Marilyn Gladu, had called for the race to be postponed, while Peter MacKay had pushed for it to continue – a move which received a negative reaction online.

Here’s what the party said on Twitter:

“Our Leadership Election Organizing Committee (LEOC) met this evening to discuss impacts of COVID-19 on the operational processes of the 2020 Conservative Leadership. The question LEOC has asked throughout is whether the Leadership Election can continue despite COVID-19 measures.”

“The previously scheduled debates on April 17 and April 23, as well as the leadership event on June 27 are all cancelled. LEOC will determine new dates after May 1. Additionally, the membership deadline will be moved to May 15.”

“The committee thanks everyone for their patience during this time, as a decision such as this requires many considerations. LEOC wishes all Canadians the best as they take appropriate measures to protect their health and the health of their loved ones during these times.”

It’s about damn time the party made this decision, as it was insane to try and keep the race going given the present circumstances.

Spencer Fernando

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