OTTAWA – Conservative leader Erin O’Toole says she has launched a review looking at her party’s electoral losses, underlining that she is committed to making sure Tories are battle-ready for the next one Huh.
O’Toole appeared at his party’s broadcast studio in downtown Ottawa in a less upbeat tone than in his speech early Tuesday after the election results were out for the first time.
Mail-in ballots are still to be counted, but estimates so far show the Conservatives finishing with 119 seats, while with the Liberals 158 seats, returning the Grits to parliament with a minority government. .
O’Toole currently has two fewer seats than his predecessor, Andrew Scheer, when the Conservatives lost the 2019 federal election.
Scheer was re-elected as Member of Parliament in Saskatchewan, but stepped down as leader after an internal pressure campaign to leave him after the last election.
O’Toole says no one is more disappointed than him about the party’s lack of gains in Metro Vancouver, the Greater Toronto Area and Quebec that would have provided him a path to victory.