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iPolitics AM: Liberals gather to bid adieu to former colleagues after Scheer survives initial caucus confidence test – iPolitics

Nov 7, 2019

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United they stand, at least for now: that, it seems, is the final takeaway from the first full post-election gathering of the newly enlarged Conservative caucus following yesterday’s extended closed-door session.

As the Star reports, despite ongoing pressure from some corners of the party over his decision to stay on in the wake of a “disappointing” outcome at the polls last month, it appears that Andrew Scheer was able to convince his House colleagues not to adopt an optional parliamentary protocol that would have given the caucus the collective power to formally trigger a vote of confidence in his leadership, although he’s still facing a leadership review at the party’s next biennial convention, which is set to take place in Toronto in April.

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