[display_1] Queen’s death prompts Canada’s Conservative Party to reconsider how to announce their next leader. The party had planned to do so in Ottawa on Saturday, but the monarch’s death now means the country will be in mourning. The chairman of the organizing committee for the party leadership elections said in a statement Thursday that the party will abide by protocols surrounding his death. Ian Brodie said the commission was considering “a reasonable and respectful way” to announce the results of the race and would provide an update early Friday. Read more: Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history, dies at the age of 96 Party has already reserved a seat at the convention center in downtown Ottawa, sold $150 worth of tickets and compiled a list of speakers for the event, including former cabinet minister and 2020 running mate director Peter Mackay as a guest special. party leaders, lawmakers and figures from various campaigns planned to come to Ottawa to attend the event. popular items Queen Elizabeth under medical supervision with doctors concerned about her health On Thursday, the party also began placing 400,000 ballots in preparation for Saturday’s announcement of the results. This is the second time the Conservative Party’s announcement of a new leader has had to fail. Update on the Conservative Leadership Race Update on the Conservative Leadership Race The 2020 race, won by former leader Erin O’Toole, was disrupted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing activists to cancel in-person meetings and large crowds even as the results were announced. This weekend, the party celebrated the fact that nearly 418,000 party members voted from an electoral list of some 678,700 names. Such numbers are considered a record in Canadian politics and demonstrate the party’s dynamism with the enrollment of tens of thousands of new members. Longtime Tory MP Pierre Poilievre says his campaign has sold more than 300,000 members, leading many in the party to believe he has the best chance of winning the competition thanks to his central “freedom” message. Poilievre and other participants in the race posted a message on social media about the Queen’s death on Thursday to express their condolences.