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Canada's Conservatives tap O'Toole to challenge Trudeau in next election

OTTAWA, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Canada’s main opposition Conservative Party on Sunday elected Erin O’Toole, a former cabinet minister and armed forces veteran, to be their new leader and the primary challenger to Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

O’Toole replaces Andrew Scheer, who failed to unseat Trudeau in an election last year. He beat out second-place candidate Peter MacKay, who co-founded the Conservative Party in 2003. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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