Tories choose Candice Bergen as interim leader after expelling Outur

Ottawa-Manitoba Parliamentarian Candice Bergen is the new interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Conservative lawmakers chose Bergen for their secret ballot role after voting Wednesday night to remove Erin O’Toole from the top job earlier that day.

Bergen, deputy leader of the Conservative Party under Outur, has represented Portage—Lisgar’s equestrian since 2008 and was the leader of the opposition from 2016 to 2020.

She will serve as an interim leader until party members choose a new permanent leader.

This is the third leadership race since former Prime Minister Stephen Harper resigned after losing to the Liberal Party in the 2015 elections.

Scott Reed of the Conservative Party, chairman of the National Caucus, said Bergen was one of nine candidates for interim leaders.

Canadian press