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Conservative leadership hopeful headed to Thunder Bay

Erin O'Toole will host a meet and greet at a local brewery on Sunday afternoon.
Federal Conservative leadership candidate Erin O'Toole. (

THUNDER BAY -- A former veteran's affairs minister is bringing his Conservative Party of Canada leadership bid to Thunder Bay this weekend.

Erin O'Toole, who served in former prime minister Stephen Harper's cabinet, will host a meet-and-greet on Sunday afternoon, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Sleeping Giant Brewery.

O'Toole is running against Marilyn Gladu, Peter MacKay, Rick Peterson and Derek Sloan. Others in the hunt include Richard Decarie, Aron Seal and Bobby Singh.

The candidates are vying to take over the party leadership from Andrew Scheer, who announced late last year he was stepping down after failing to topple Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who squeaked back into power with a minority government.

Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 17 years and has served a similar role with since 2009. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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