The Conservative leadership race is over.

Will John Tory’s ‘prudent’ leadership be tough enough to tackle Toronto’s big issues if he’s re-elected?

The Conservative leadership race is over. It looks like we’ll have a new leader by the end of the year. I’m going to call it that. The party was united — we were in a single room, watching leadership candidates come and go. I’m sorry I missed out on that experience.

I wish we had a better way to recognize everyone who helped to make this party better, who did so because they believed in what our party stands for, for what it’s worth. I wish we had a better way to recognize all those who showed up to support a campaign that was so badly designed, mismanaged, and poorly executed.

We do want to thank everyone who was part of the team this time around. We’ll find out soon what our new majority government is going to look like, but if you were with us in 2019, you’ll know we’ve started to make some headway on addressing the issues that matter most to people in Toronto.

I don’t know what will happen with the leadership race when we get to September. I suspect there will be a debate between different leadership candidates.

But I do know what we’ve accomplished. We’ve taken a first swing at some of the things that really matter to people in Toronto. That’s something that will take time to make more progress on and to get better at, because I don’t believe that people should live their lives in fear of the police and that public safety is everything.

On foreign policy, we have a leader for the country who knows how to use our military power responsibly. That’s a big deal. And we’re going to have to figure out how to deal with

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