Mark Burnett

'Shark Tank' cast member to run for Conservative leadership in Canada

'Shark Tank' cast member to run for Conservative leadership in Canada

Canada is getting its own reality show politician.

"Shark Tank" cast member Kevin O'Leary announced Wednesday he is running for the leadership of Canada's opposition Conservative Party.

O'Leary is a businessman and television commentator who has drawn comparisons to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. He said the party needs a candidate who can beat Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and bring jobs back to Canada.

"Shark Tank" is an American reality show in which entrepreneurs try to convince a cast of tycoons to invest in their ideas. Mark Burnett, who created "The Apprentice" with Trump, also produced "Shark...

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