Who will take on Justin Trudeau in 2019?
TV Personality and Businessman Kevin O’Leary will add his name to an already long list of candidates tomorrow (Wed. Jan. 18th).
O’Leary graduated from Waterloo and got his MBA at Western.
He is an investment manager, writer, financial commentator, and television and radio personality.
He is also the co-founder and chairman of “O’Leary Funds” and also played a big part in the development of “Softkey,” although he is best known for his part in the TV Shows Shark Tank and the CBC’s Dragons’ Den.
The current leading candidates to head the Federal Conservative Party and get a shot at Trudeau are Maxime Bernier, Andrew Scheer, Erin O’Toole, Lisa Raitt and Michael Chong.
There will be 14 — with O’Leary’s name added to the list.
O’Leary’s addition ought to spice up the race a bit; a race that has been more about who is not running, than who is.
John Baird, Jason Kenney and Peter MacKay are all watching on the sidelines, and Brad Wall is busy with Saskatchewan.
The deadline to run is February 24th, so things can change yet.
The Conservative Party votes for a new Leader on May 27th from the Toronto Congress Center.