Conservative MP Steven Blaney joining party leadership race – CP

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 2016340 Views

Source: The Canadian Press
Oct 23, 2016 16:07

QUEBEC _ Conservative MP Steven Blaney is joining the party’s leadership race.

Blaney, who had already filed his nomination papers on Wednesday,
made an official announcement Sunday at the annual brunch of the
Conservative association in his riding of
Bellechasse-Etchemins-Levis in Quebec City.

Blaney, 51, was first elected in 2006.

He was promoted to cabinet in 2011, heading the veteran affairs department.

Blaney was appointed public safety minister in 2013.

Other declared leadership candidates are Maxime Bernier, Andrew Scheer, Kellie Leitch, Michael Chong, Deepak Obhrai, Brad Trost, Erin O’Toole, Andrew Saxton, Rick Peterson and Pierre Lemieux

Former MPs Chris Alexander is expected to announce their candidacy soon.

MP Lisa Raitt and businessman Kevin O’Leary are also considering a bid.

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