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Lethbridge MP Thomas looking ahead after O’Toole ousted


By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on February 3, 2022.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com

Lethbridge MP Rachael Thomas is looking forward to working with her colleagues to rebuild the Conservative party after the removal of Erin O’Toole as leader.
Following Wednesday’s vote by MPs to replace him, Thomas said in a statement “today, a majority of our caucus voted for a change in leadership. We heard the voices of party members and the results speak for themselves.
“It is imperative that we begin immediately to rebuild. We must uphold our core conservative principles, seek to build bridges with those in the political middle, and be a voice for the millions of Canadians who are not represented by Mr. Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada,” said Thomas.
The MP added “I am incredibly optimistic about this opportunity to forge ahead with confidence, while at the same time demonstrating the humility necessary for any political party to gain the trust of the Canadian people.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead to strengthen the Conservative Party and continue to represent hardworking Canadians.”
Of the 119 Conservative MPs, 73 voted to replace O’Toole while 43 endorsed him. Caucus chair Scott Reid did not vote, said a Canadian Press story.
O’Toole plans to stay on as the MP for Durham according to a video he posted after losing the support of his fellow Conservative legislators.

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SophieR

Et tu, Brute?

h2ofield

“demonstrating the humility”
pfffft! What a load!

John P Nightingale

Lo “how the mighty have fallen”!

SophieR

The beauty of the UCP is slain upon thy high places.

I thought blind loyalty was a conservative virtue?

Southern Albertan

The big blue tent has collapsed.