As January comes to an end, the field of contenders for the Conservative leadership is becoming clearer.
Peter MacKay, Erin O’Toole, Marilyn Gladu, Rick Peterson are all either in, or starting the process to get in. A group of social conservatives including Richard Décarie, Leslyn Lewis and rookie MP Derek Sloan are hoping to get in. Conservative MP John Williamson is thinking about getting in. Jean Charest, Rona Ambrose, Pierre Poilievre and Candice Bergen are definitely not in.
Each week, the National Post will round up the week’s events, point to themes that are emerging, and add other stray notes and observations. Here is this week’s edition of the Conservative leadership notebook.