Pierre Poilievre’s Big Tent: How Pierre Poilievre won the battle for the soul of the Conservative party

This week on “It’s Political,” we focus on Pierre Poilievre’s leadership. First, we’ll take a look back at the divisive leadership race and Poilievre’s big win. Then we’ll sit down with Yan Plante, the former chief of staff to transport minister Denis Lebel in Stephen Harper’s government, and Melanie Paradis, a long-time advisor and deputy … Read more

How the NDP will handle Pierre Poilievre as Tory leader

HALIFAX — Should Pierre Poilievre emerge victorious from the Conservative leadership race this weekend — something that now feels all but certain — the New Democrats have a plan. They’re not going to wage a culture war against the longtime MP, who, just like NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, is a compelling communicator, plays a strong … Read more

Interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen will not seek re-election as MP – National

Interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen will not run in the next federal election. The longtime Conservative MP shared the news in a Facebook post on Tuesday. “With deep gratitude as a Manitoban and Canadian, I am announcing today I will not be seeking re-election in the next general election,” she wrote in the statement. “Serving … Read more

Pierre Poilievre is poised to become the next Conservative leader — and young voters are suddenly interested in his party

Pierre Poilievre is poised to become the next Conservative leader — and young voters are suddenly interested in his party | The Star “,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,”mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:”Are young voters turning to the Conservative Party?”,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“type”:”ad”,”heading”:”ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW”,”name”:”ArticleSecondBigBox”,”display”:”medium-down”,”pos”:”2″,”interstitial”:true,”sizes”:[[300,250]]},{“text”:”But is that a sign the Tories are fully capturing the youth vote?”,”type”:”text”,”isParagraph”:true,”isHeading”:false},{“type”:”textBreakPoint”,”insertAt”:”contentMiddleBreakPoint”},{“text”:”“They aren’t dominating young people, but I think it’s a signal … Read more

Next Conservative leader should be wary of climate change policy

MONTREAL—There’s no lack of significant policy differences between the two leading contenders for the leadership of the federal Conservative party. But on the need for a radical shift in Canada’s climate change policy, they are on the same page. The party — whether it is led by Pierre Poilievre or Jean Charest after Sept. 10 … Read more

Pierre Poilievre preferred leader for Conservatives but not Canadians: poll

Ontario MP Pierre Poilievre remains the heavy favorite to be the next Conservative party leader but he trails opponent Jean Charest for support among Canadians as a whole. A new Leger poll conducted in collaboration with the Association for Canadian Studies suggests 44 per cent of Conservative voters believe Poilievre would make the best party … Read more

Pierre Poilievre marches with anti-mandate protester

OTTAWA—Ahead of a Canada Day weekend expected to reignite elements of this winter’s convoy demonstration, a top Conservative leadership contender joined forces with an army veteran marching to the capital to protest government overreach and vaccine mandates. Pierre Poilievre, the presumptive front-runner of the leadership race, walked side by side with James Topp on Thursday, … Read more

The shadow of the Tigers: Why Patrick Brown’s promise to remove a ‘terrorist’ label would be a game-changer for many Tamil Canadians

In the 1980s and 1990s, before the internet age, members of Toronto’s Tamil community would head down to the Toronto Central Library on the weekend to peruse the latest editions of newspapers dispatched from Sri Lanka. It’s how they kept up with the clashes and casualties in the conflicts between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil … Read more

Conservatives end investigation into racist email as party member quits – National

The Conservative Party of Canada says its ended its investigation into a racist email sent to leadership contender Patrick Brown’s campaign team after the party member purportedly behind it resigned their membership. Party spokesman Wayne Benson says the resignation terminates the investigation, adding information on the resigned member will be retained in case the person … Read more

Ex-Tory finance critic says he left role after MPs tried to ‘muzzle’ Poilievre criticism – National

Former Conservative finance critic Ed Fast says he stepped down from the role earlier this week to “speak freely” after some of his fellow MPs tried to “muzzle” his criticism of leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre. In an email sent through Jean Charest’s leadership campaign, which Fast is co-chairing, the longtime Abbotsford MP said Poilievre’s supporters … Read more