Duncan removed from Conservative leadership team

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By Nick Seebruch
Duncan removed from Conservative leadership team
MP Eric Duncan in the House of Commons. Submitted photo.

OTTAWA, Ontario – Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MP Eric Duncan has announced that he has been removed from the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) leadership team, as well as their Leadership Election Organizing Committee.

Duncan, who had be a supporter of former CPC Leader Erin O’Toole, was appointed by O’Toole as Caucus Secretary in November of 2021, making him a part of the leadership team.

Earlier this month, O’Toole announced that he would be stepping down as Leader after rifts developed in the party over their less than successful campaign in the Sept. 2021 federal election.

Manitoba CPC MP for Portage-Lisgar Candice Bergen was appointed interim Leader of the party and Duncan was appointed as the MP representative on the Leadership Election Organizing Committee.

On Tuesday, Feb. 22, Duncan announced that he no longer held any of his previously appointed positions in a brief tweet.

“With my departure as Caucus Secretary & member of the Leadership Team, I believe it is best to resign my position on the Leadership Election Organizing Committee. Thank you to the volunteers on LEOC who I know will do a great job for our Party,” Duncan wrote.

Seaway News asked Duncan if he had any further comments beyond what he shared on social media, but he declined to elaborate.

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