Why We Started This Petition
Conservative activists and members across Canada are supporting this petition because Erin O'Toole has reversed his own positions from his leadership campaign, betrayed Conservative principles, lost seats in the election, and cannot win the next election.
O'Toole Betrayed Conservative Principles
O’Toole won the leadership race claiming to be a “true blue” Conservative, but ran an election campaign nearly indistinguishable from Trudeau’s Liberals. Conservatives and Canadians can’t afford more of the same.
Before and after the election, O’Toole repeatedly told Conservatives that they needed to have “the courage to change.” What he expects us to change into, he has yet to say.
As Leader, O’Toole has watered down and even entirely reversed policy positions without the input of party or caucus members. On the carbon tax, on firearms, on conscience rights – he has contradicted positions within the same week, the same day, and even within the same sentence!
The Election Was Lost
Winning without principles is pointless. O'Toole’s strategy and approach failed. Conservatives lost seats and votes.
Erin O’Toole lost this election by every measure. Our party lost half a million votes, won fewer seats, and received a lower popular vote than in 2019. We lost ethnically diverse MPs, female MPs, and MPs in the GTA, Alberta, and in Vancouver’s suburbs. In the GTA alone, O’Toole lost 80,000 votes compared to 2019. O’Toole’s inability to communicate or connect with female voters created an even wider gender gap.
O’Toole Can’t Win the Next Election
Since the election, O'Toole has not learned any lessons from this devastating loss. It's business as usual. His strategy failed and he refuses to change it. He is surrounded by the same old team with the same old ideas. His polling numbers keep dropping. His flip-flops and weakness mean that he can never regain the trust from the Canadian people that he lost in the election. Because he refuses to learn from his mistakes, he can’t win.
Because Erin O'Toole turned his back on conservative principles, lost the election, and cannot win the next one, Conservatives must take action now!
The official petition under the CPC Constitution was launched by Conservative Senator Denise Batters on November 15, 2021. To succeed, within 90 days, 5% of Conservative members in 5 provinces must sign the petition. (In the Conservative Party Constitution, all of the territories constitute one province.)
When you sign up on this website, you will receive an email that will outline the easy process to e-sign the petition. Once you have finished, you will receive a PDF confirmation of your proof of signing.