Kevin O’Leary’s leadership ambitions supported by almost a quarter of Conservative voters in a new poll of possible candidates


The rules have yet to be set and no candidates are formally in the race, but Peter MacKay and Kevin O’Leary are essentially tied in support for the Conservative Party of Canada leadership, a new poll suggests.

O’Leary, a bombastic businessman who has parlayed his strict capitalism into a media career on both sides of the border, openly mused last week about following Donald Trump’s lead and making the jump from reality TV to politics. MacKay, a long-time Cabinet minister under former leader Stephen Harper and one of the architects of the “unite the right” movement at the end of the last century, is also thought to be pursuing a bid.

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Source: National Post – Canadian Politics
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