Conservatives defy Erin O’Toole by siding with critical senator
The Star: "Conservative MPs from Saskatchewan shot down a bid to kick Sen. Denise Batters out of their regional parliamentary group this week, in another blow to Erin O’Toole’s efforts to stamp out dissent within his party’s ranks.
"The vote came as the Conservative leader gets ready to rally his team at a parliamentary planning session next week, a meeting that normally serves as a unifying point for caucus but is expected to be the latest in a series of tense get-togethers with MPs and senators."
First, it's worth noting that the Conservatives won the plurality of the votes (i.e. more votes than Trudeau's Liberals).
Second, it's worth stressing that unless you put a fighter like Dr. Leslyn Lewis (Pierre, another solid candidate, won't run) in, and actually advance a solid conservative message, the CPC will again be unable to distinguish itself from the opposition, and what's more, won't be worth a damn.