Poilievre overtakes Trudeau as leader seen as best choice for prime minister: poll – National

Less than a month into the job, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has overtaken Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as the candidate seen as the best choice to lead the country, a new poll suggests. The Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News found 35 per cent of Canadians surveyed believe Poilievre is the best candidate for … Read more

Poilievre meeting with each Conservative MP ahead of October shadow cabinet decisions – National

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is holding one-on-one meetings with each Conservative MP to gauge their interests as he prepares to assemble his front bench of critics. The meetings come ahead of an expected announcement of Poilievre’s “shadow cabinet” in mid-October, multiple sources tell Global News, timed around a week-long break in House of Commons action. … Read more

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

Justin Trudeau versus Pierre Poilievre as Parliament returns

OTTAWA— In the words of one Liberal MP, “there’s a big battle brewing right there” on the floor of the House of Commons when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confronts new Official Opposition leader Pierre Poilievre. But the ideological battle many anticipate between the front benches and the two main party leaders will not take shape … Read more

Poilievre turns to Ontario PC to run federal Conservatives

OTTAWA — The executive director of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party is making a leap to the federal level. Mike Crase, who has run the PCs since 2018, has been hired to run the Conservative party, the Star has learned. It’s the latest staffing change made by Pierre Poilievre as he nears the end of his … Read more

Quebec MP quits Conservatives as Pierre Poilievre names leadership team

OTTAWA — A Quebec MP announced Tuesday he’s leaving Conservative caucus in the wake of Pierre Poilievre’s victory in the leadership race. Alain Rayes’s decision to sit as an Independent came the same day Poilievre unveiled the inner circle of MPs who will be tasked with guiding the party’s work in the House of Commons. … Read more

Lethbridge reaction rolls in following Pierre Poilievre’s landslide CPC leadership victory – Lethbridge

Lethbridge MP Rachael Thomas believes her party’s newly elected leader will have success uniting the federal conservatives. “He came out with 70 per cent support, so I would say that’s pretty unifying in and of itself,” Thomas told Global News on Monday. Pierre Poilievre was declared the winner of the Conservative Party of Canada’s leadership … Read more

Pierre Poilievre needs to move beyond Alberta roots to offer broad vision

It was a big night for Pierre Poilievre and the federal Conservative Party as the Ontario MP won the leadership race with a strong majority vote on Saturday. “He had 68 per cent. His nearest competitor only had 16 per cent – ​​I mean, that’s a trouncing by any mathematical measure,” said pollster and political … Read more

Conservative party internal data shows extent of Poilievre leadership victory

OTTAWA — Pierre Poilievre began putting his mark on the Conservative party Sunday after a stunning victory in the leadership race which put to bed all questions about how big a mandate he’d get from the membership. Poilievre swept 300 of the 338 available ridings, analysis of Saturday night’s results shows. Among them: those represented … Read more

Conservative insiders say these are the 4 biggest challenges Pierre Poilievre will face

OTTAWA — In high school, he was selling Reform Party memberships. In university, he was a finalist in an essay contest about what he’d do as prime minister. At age 25, he won an Ottawa seat for the federal Conservatives and 20 years later, he’s still the MP, having served as a cabinet minister along … Read more