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Erin O'Toole

PC CD MP
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O'Toole in 2014
Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
August 24, 2020
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Deputy Candice Bergen
Preceded by Andrew Scheer
Leader of the Conservative Party
Assumed office
August 24, 2020
President Scott Lamb
Deputy Candice Bergen
Preceded by Andrew Scheer
Minister of Veterans Affairs
In office
January 5, 2015 – November 4, 2015
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Preceded by Julian Fantino
Succeeded by Kent Hehr
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Durham
Assumed office
November 26, 2012
Preceded by Bev Oda
Personal details
Born
Erin Michael O'Toole

January 22, 1973 (1973-01-22) (age 48)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)
Rebecca O'Toole (m. 2000)
Children
  • Mollie O'Toole
  • Jack O'Toole
Father John O'Toole
Residence Courtice, Ontario, Canada and Stornoway
Alma mater Royal Military College (BA, Hons)
Dalhousie University (LLB)
Profession Lawyer, politician
Military service
Branch/service Canadian Forces Air Command
Years of service 1991–2000 (active)
2000–2003 (reserve)
Rank Captain
Unit 423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron
Awards Canadian Forces' Decoration
Sikorsky Helicopter Rescue Award

Erin Michael O'Toole PC CD MP (born January 22, 1973) is a Canadian politician. He has been the leader of the Conservative Party and the Leader of the Official Opposition since August 24, 2020. He is a Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons of Canada. He represented the electoral area of Durham. He was first elected in a by-election on November 26, 2012.

O'Toole was Minister of Veterans Affairs in 2015. In 2017, O'Toole ran in the 2017 Conservative leadership race to replace Stephen Harper, where he finished third.

Since August 2017, O'Toole has been the Official Opposition Critic for Foreign Affairs.

In January 2020, O'Toole announced his candidacy for the 2020 Conservative leadership election. On August 24, he won the election. He beat Peter MacKay and became the leader of the party.

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