With O'Leary out of Tory leadership race, Bernier now the frontrunner
The Conservative leadership race is entering its final weeks, with the latest debate making it clear that most candidates have their sights set on Maxime Bernier.
The Quebec M-P is the contest's new front-runner, after receiving Kevin O'Leary's endorsement when the celebrity businessman abruptly dropped out on Wednesday.
Party members seemed to welcome that development, with applause breaking out when the debate moderator announced O'Leary wouldn't be on stage in Toronto last night.
That left the remaining candidates attacking Bernier.