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Rookie MP Derek Sloan says he's running for Conservative leadership

Last Updated Jan 22, 2020 at 1:49 pm PST

Conservative MP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington Derek Sloan is seen in this undated handout photo. A rookie member of Parliament from Ontario says he's going to enter the Conservative leadership contest. Derek Sloan made the jump from the private sector into politics in the last election, winning the Liberal-held riding of Hastings-Lennox and Addington. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Conservative Party of Canada *MANDATORY CREDIT*
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A rookie MP from Ontario says he's going to enter the Conservative leadership race

Derek Sloan made the jump from the private sector into politics in the last election

OTTAWA — A rookie MP from Ontario says he’s going to enter the Conservative leadership race.

Derek Sloan made the jump from the private sector into politics in the last election, winning the Liberal-held riding of Hastings-Lennox and Addington.

Now he says he’s going to run for the party’s top job because he wants to see bold policy discussions.

Sloan is the second Conservative MP to officially declare they’ll enter the race; the other, Marilyn Gladu, is also from Ontario.

Two other sitting MPs, Pierre Poilievre and Erin O’Toole have also strongly signalled they will run, though have yet to formally announce.

Conservative party members will elect a new leader on June 27.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 22, 2020.

 

The Canadian Press