Motz: New Conservative leader will focus on restoring hope and economic stability to Canadians

His support was even stronger in the riding of Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner, where he received 83% of the vote, 2,319 out of 2,787 ballots.

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Motz described the meeting this morning and the one on Saturday evening after the result was announced as positive. He says party members are behind the new leader and support the direction the party is taking.

Motz says the party will aim to hold the Liberal government to account during the fall session of parliament.

As well. the Conservative Party will begin to flesh out its positions on important local issues such as energy and agriculture.

“We must first overturn Bills C48 and C69 when we form government and ensure this is properly taken care of. We have the most ethical and environmentally friendly oil and gas in the world and we must use it for economic development,” he said. “Agriculture is certainly a big thing in our riding and we will ensure that our agriculture sector is supported and unimpeded in its ability to deliver healthy food for and on the tables of Canadians and the world.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday that the House of Commons should sit on Thursday so the MP can pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

and the opening of the autumn session will be postponed by a day to September 20 to accommodate the Queen’s funeral.

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