Conservatives look to build support ahead of potential federal election
CA, 20 Mar 2021
It’s a big weekend for the country’s official opposition. More than 3,000 Conservative delegates are taking part in a virtual convention. They’ve been debating policy and strategy to gear-up for a potential federal election this year. But there are signs of frustration. Some members aren’t keen on the direction of the party.
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole unveiled elements of his election pitch to Canadians Friday, seeking to ease his party’s jitters that they’re without an offering solid enough to woo voters away from the Trudeau Liberals.
His marquee speech to the party’s policy convention contained what he billed as a “recovery plan” that would within one year restore one million jobs lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our Chief Political Correspondent David Akin has more.
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