The Conservative Party of Canada announced that Erin O’Toole was elected the new leader of the party.
Canadian Conservative Party officials stated that the counting of thousands of ballots was delayed due to damage to the machine that opened the voting machine. The announcement ceremony that should have been held on August 23 was postponed to the morning of August 24. Members of the Conservative Party have sent out votes for several weeks. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the election format has to be changed from the candidates’ personal votes to online elections. A total of about 175,000 party members participated in the voting this time.
In his victory speech on the 24th, O’Toole thanked his wife and children for their support and promised to take the role seriously. He said the Conservatives would build a more united and prosperous Canada and said they would be ready for a possible general election this autumn.
O’Toole expressed concern about Canada’s future. He said that since the Great Depression, Canada is currently facing the most severe economic crisis. Due to the Liberal Party’s out-of-connect policy, people have lost confidence in Canada.