Erin O’Toole is the new leader of the federal Conservative party. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

MP Blaine Calkins congratulates O’Toole on leadership win

More than 170,000 ballots cast

Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins has congratulated Erin O’Toole on becoming the third leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

“I know that he will work hard to unite not only Conservatives, but all Canadians. Justin Trudeau and the Liberals are mired in allegations of corruption and are failing Canadians every single day. I know that Erin will bring us all together to defeat them in the next election,” Calkins said in a statement.

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The MP said he was honoured to support Peter MacKay and his campaign for leadership.

“Peter has a great love for this country, and I know that he will continue to be a strong advocate for conservatives.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Leslyn Lewis on her campaign. I look forward to working with her as a future member of Parliament. She is bright, insightful and has some very thoughtful and constructive ideas to help build our country. Leslyn deserves a seat in the House of Commons.”

Calkins said more than 170,000 members of the Conservative Party of Canada cast their ballot and made their voices heard.

“This leadership race sold more memberships and raised more money than ever before. Make no mistake, Canada’s conservatives are stronger than ever.”

“This is a great day for all conservatives across our country,” said Calkins.



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