Saskatchewan senator wants leadership review of Erin O’Toole

Saskatchewan Conservative senator Denise Batters wants the party to review the leadership of Erin O’Toole saying he cannot lead the party to victory in the next election campaign.

Batters has gone to her Twitter account to announce she is launching a petition in the hopes of having that review conducted.

“This campaign was not lost because of Mr. O’Toole’s mistakes or inexperience,” Batters said. “It was lost because of what Canadian voters perceive as his character flaw, that he is not trustworthy. You can’t come back from that.”

“Erin O’Toole lectured our party members on election night, telling us we need to have the courage to change into what he hasn’t yet said.” Batters said. “Members deserve to have a say on this change and the future direction of this party, including our leadership.”

The Conservatives won 119 seats in the September 20 election with 33.7 per cent of the popular vote. In 2019, they  won 121 seats with 34.4 per cent of the popular vote.

O’Toole’s office had no immediate comment.

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