2021 Conservative Convention – Erin O’Toole Keynote Address

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2021 Conservative Convention – Erin O’Toole Keynote Address

Conservative Party of Canada Leader Erin O’Toole addresses delegates at the 2021 Conservative virtual policy convention. He is introduced by convention co-hosts Leslyn Lewis and Archy Beaudry. In his 30-minute speech, O’Toole calls for change and tells the party it “must present new ideas.” He outlines the Conservatives’ recovery plan, with a focus on jobs, accountability, mental health, pandemic resilience, and economic security. This is the party’s first convention since 2018 and also the first since O’Toole’s election as party leader in August 2020. The three-day event was initially scheduled for April 2020 but was postponed twice — first because of the leadership race to replace Andrew Scheer, and then because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is also likely the party’s last convention before the next federal election, which political observers have speculated could happen as early as this spring. (March 19, 2021)