O’Toole made the announcement after reversing his position on the assault-style firearms ban and claiming he would balance the budget without cuts.
“I thought I would get this out of the way before election day,” said the Conservative leader at an unsanctioned Liberal Party event. “The transition has been almost seamless – from doing nothing to address climate change to doing very little to address climate change.”
O’Toole spent the remainder of his announcement gaslighting journalists by denying that he led a campaign to defund the CBC during his Conservative leadership campaign.
“We can’t return to the days of Stephen Harper,” cautioned O’Toole. “The veteran offices and services I cut as minister really hurt veterans like me.”