The removal comes after Batters started a petition earlier this week, calling for a leadership review. In the petition, she points to O’Toole’s 2021 federal election defeat and his party policies being reversed during the campaign.
In the petition, Batters outlined the reasons for the leadership review.
“O’Toole reversed his own position from his leadership campaign, betrayed the principles of the Conservative Party, lost his seat in the election and failed to win the next election,” written recommendations.
Regina — Wascana MP Michael Kram said that although Batters was a respected friend and colleague, he did not support the petition.
On Tuesday night, Batters took to social media to share that she had been fired via voicemail.
“It seems that Mr O’Toole cannot ‘suffer’ the criticism. After the election, I raised my concerns directly with Mr. O’Toole. He did not respond and did not act. Then I asked publicly if our members had a say. His response now is to kick me out,” the Batters statement read.
“If Mr O’Toole is sure that our party members support the new direction he is taking our party, then he has nothing to fear by confronting our members. democratically in an emergency vote of confidence. That he is fighting against this with threats and threats to the Caucus. “
—With files from Saba Aziz and Alex Boutilier
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