Statement from the Conservative Party’s Leadership Election Organizing Committee on resuming the 2020 Leadership

Statement from the Conservative Party’s Leadership Election Organizing Committee on resuming the 2020 Leadership

The Conservative Party of Canada’s
Leadership Election Organizing Committee (LEOC) met today to discuss the
resumption of the 2020 Leadership Election. On March 26, the LEOC suspended the
race due to the impact COVID-19 related health guidelines and government
mandated closures were having on key processes needed to complete the race.

The LEOC took the time over the course of that suspension to re-evaluate the
timeline needed to complete the race, and has concluded the Leadership Election
can resume with adjustments to accommodate current circumstances, effective
immediately. The membership deadline of May 15 will remain unchanged. The
process will proceed with mail ballots, as required by the Party Constitution,
and all ballots will need to be completed and received by August 21.  The
result will be announced as soon as those ballots can be properly processed and
examined by scrutineers while respecting any health guidelines in place at that
time.

The safety and health of volunteers has been top of mind for the LEOC, and
while the date to announce a new leader will be largely dependent on what
health guidelines and government orders are in place in August, the LEOC has
committed to monitoring the situation closely, and will look to confirm the
announcement details in the coming weeks.

The post Statement from the Conservative Party’s Leadership Election Organizing Committee on resuming the 2020 Leadership appeared first on Canada's Official Opposition.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Scroll to Top