Kevin O'Leary drops from Tory leadership race

As the Conservative leadership race enters its final weeks, last night's debate made it clear who the new front-runner is.

Maxime Bernier received the endorsement of Kevin O'Leary after the celebrity businessman pulled out of the contest on Wednesday, April 26th.

That put a large target on the Quebec M-P for last night's event in Toronto.

Michael Chong called Bernier's policies ``extreme,'' highlighting a pledge to cut the size of the federal government by a third.

Chong says that would ``hand the next government to the Liberal Party of Canada.''

Other leadership hopefuls took aim at Bernier's promise to abolish supply management, saying it would Canadian farmers.

The Conservatives say more than 259-thousand people are eligible to vote for the party's next leader, and the winner will be declared on May 27th.