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Conservatives lose again. What now?

Leader Erin O’Toole brought a moderate strategy to the Conservative election campaign, but his loss was nearly identical to his predecessor's. What went wrong, and what that means for the party’s future.
Conservative party leader Erin O'Toole speaks during the election night party, in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. (Blair Gable/Reuters)

Erin O'Toole's election campaign pitched him as the face of a new, moderate Conservative Party. But in the end, O'Toole's strategy delivered a loss nearly identical to that of his predecessor.

Today on Front Burner, CBC senior writer John Paul Tasker joins us to explain what went wrong for O'Toole, where the party goes from here, and why they might not want to give up on the political centre. 

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