Despite the challenges of a full-blown COVID-19 pandemic that has halted campaigning, there has been some endorsement news from the Conservative leadership race this week.
Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Rosemarie Falk has announced she is endorsing Dr. Leslyn Lewis for the leadership. She made the announcement Saturday on her Facebook page.
“After careful consideration, I am happy to endorse Dr. Leslyn Lewis as our next Conservative leader. As we face unprecedented challenges and a fractured confederation, I am confident that her leadership will unite our party and our country.”
Lewis, a Toronto lawyer who holds a Ph.D, has welcomed her endorsement.
“Since her by-election win in 2017, Rosemarie Falk has shown she is a fresh, new voice on Parliament Hill. She represents the great people of Battlefords-Lloydminster with dedication, and speaks with conviction.”
There are four officially-confirmed candidates in the race: Lewis, Derek Sloan, Erin O’Toole and Peter MacKay. All four have met the official requirements to be on the ballot for leader, including a $200,000 registration fee.
At the moment the Conservative leadership race is suspended indefinitely due to the pandemic situation. The vote had previously been slated for June 27. A new date and location have not been confirmed.