A defeat with a taste of victory for Erin O’Toole

The head of Conservative Party of Canada (PCC), Erin O’Toole, came out of the pandemic election campaign stronger even though he failed in his attempt to expel the Liberal leader, Justin trudeau, of the Prime Minister’s office, are of the opinion of the members of his close guard.

Erin O’Toole did not go under the “steamroller” of Liberal Party of Canada (PLC) as many anticipated 37 days ago, argued conservative strategist Jason Lietaer upon his arrival at the Tribute Communities Center in Oshawa on Monday evening. ” [De voir Justin Trudeau et Erin O’Toole] to be neck and neck on the last day of the election campaign sends everyone positive waves concerning the leadership of Erin O’Toole “, he said on the ice covered with wooden tiles where the” blues ”had made an appointment to see the results. A mixture of “nervousness” and “excitement” floated around the amphitheater as the votes were counted.

A minority of Quebec voters subscribed, at the time of this writing, to the “contract” proposed by Erin O’Toole, erected as a great defender of provincial jurisdiction – then blessed by the Quebec premier, Francois Legault. The PCC was in third place in the hearts of francophones in Quebec with 19% support, according to the final probe carried out by the firm Léger before the poll. Francophones preferred the Bloc Quebecois (38%) and the Liberal Party of Canada (28%), according to the poll. The director of the conservative campaign in Quebec, Marc-Olivier Fortin, did not take offense Monday evening. “We started from the back. [Il y a un an], people didn’t even consider us. There were polls [qui créditaient le PCC de] 12%, 13%, 14% of support in Quebec. We end the campaign with 19%, 20% support. I find that fantastic, ”he said backstage at the Oshawa Amphitheater.

[De voir Justin Trudeau et Erin O’Toole] Being neck and neck on the last day of the election campaign sends positive vibes to everyone about Erin O’Toole’s leadership.

The electoral campaign will have made it possible to “detoxify the branding of the Conservative Party ”in Quebec, according to Marc-Olivier Fortin. In this sense, it constitutes a “springboard”, he believes after a campaign where his pro-choice leader, pro-gay marriage, Erin O’Toole, has managed to operate the “centering” of a party inherited from Stephen Harper andAndrew Scheer, without alienating the Conservatives from the Prairies. “I think it looks good for the future. The strategist was hoping to see Erin O’Toole’s team register gains in Quebec, particularly in the Mauricie and Quebec regions, despite the efforts of his main opponent, Justin Trudeau, to associate him sometimes to the former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper and sometimes to the Premier of Alberta, Jason Kenney, whose management of the COVID-19 pandemic has turned sour. He pointed to the ridings of Trois-Rivières (Yves Lévesque), as well as those of Beauport-Limoilou (Alupa Clarke) and Beauport – Côte-de-Beaupré – Île d’Orléans – Charlevoix (Véronique Laprise). “It will at least be close races, which was not the case before,” he said, while the results of the races were still pending at the time of this writing. The CPC had 10 of 78 seats in Quebec when the House of Commons was dissolved on August 15.

On Monday at 10:30 p.m., the Liberals and Conservatives won 23 seats and 8 seats in the Atlantic, respectively. The PLC’s advance had slowed the Conservative activists’ momentum toward the Oshawa Arena, also known as its former General Motors Center. The flowerbeds and bleachers – where 1,000 people, including journalists and party employees, were expected – were empty or nearly empty. Even former Harper government ministers James Moore and John Baird, who had confirmed their presence, were not in sight.

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