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Members of the Conservative caucus applaud Erin O'Toole after his address to the group during a meeting in Ottawa in June 2021. Beside O'Toole is Candice Bergen, the party’s new interim leader following O'Toole’s ouster. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Erin O'Toole’s ouster shows the impact of leadership selection rules

Regardless of a given leader’s shortcomings, in some instances structural elements may also significantly influence the fate of party leaders in Canada and abroad.
The Green Party’s Paul Manly celebrates after voting results come in for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection on May 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

The Green Party wave could spread across Canada

The Green Party breakthrough in Prince Edward Island and positive result in British Columbia foreshadows the party’s prospects at the federal level in the fall.

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