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

Canada to drop COVID-19 vaccine border rules: sources

By the end of September the federal government is planning to drop its COVID-19 vaccine border requirements, and the ArriveCan application will become optional, sources confirmed to CTV News. The government is expected to make this policy change by the end of the month, and the sources indicated the Liberals will also be ending the … 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 party elects new leader Saturday

OTTAWA—For the third time in five years, members of the federal Conservative party are set to elect a new leader. Who among the five candidates will emerge the winner of the seven-month long contest will be revealed at an event tonight in downtown Ottawa. Plans for what was supposed to be an energetic convention have … 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

Poilievre popular among Conservative voters, but not all Canadians feel the same: poll – National

More than half of Conservative voters in Canada want Pierre Poilievre to lead the CPC party, suggests a new Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News. “All the momentum in this leadership race is really with Pierre Poilievre,” Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos public affairs, told Global News. Read more: The Conservative Party will have … Read more

This secret document claims to chart the Conservatives’ path to victory

OTTAWA—There is a clear, but narrow, path to victory. That’s what Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives were told in the winter of 2020 by consultants hired to help plan for an eventual general election. That path was laid out over 100-plus pages of analysis and behavioral modelling, a portion of which was recently obtained by the Star. … Read more

Conservative leadership: Kevin O’Leary makes pitch for Jean Charest

OTTAWA — Celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary is making a last-minute pitch to Conservative party members to vote for Jean Charest. The reality television star’s nod comes as the race enters its final weeks and all five campaigns are trying to motivate supporters to cast a ballot. O’Leary briefly entered the party’s 2017 leadership race, but … 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’s looming ascension to Tory leader has Liberals — and some Conservatives — wary about what comes next

OTTAWA — Although three weeks remain in the Conservative party’s leadership race, the talk in political circles has already shifted to what’s next. Pierre Poilievre’s victory is being treated as a foregone conclusion by his rivals and allies alike. He has upwards of $5 million in the bank, more than 300,000 party members signed up … Read more