Pierre Poilievre accused of exaggerating Conservative Party membership numbers

Pierre Poilievre accused of exaggerating Conservative Party membership numbers

Conservative leadership candidates Pierre Poilievre and Jean Charest during a debate at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference in Ottawa on May 5.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Pierre Poilievre’s two main rivals in the federal Conservative leadership race are accusing the perceived front runner of inflating the number of party memberships he claims to have … Read more

Paths to Conservative leadership are now unlikely for anyone not named Poilievre

Paths to Conservative leadership are now unlikely for anyone not named Poilievre

Conservative leadership hopeful Pierre Poilievre takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Que. on May 25.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press After a weekend of Conservative leadership campaigns playing show-and-tell with their membership-recruitment figures, Jean Charest piped up to say he still has a clear path to victory. But that path … Read more

Poilievre campaign roils Conservative leadership race, saying it added more than 300,000 new party members

Poilievre campaign roils Conservative leadership race, saying it added more than 300,000 new party members

Conservative leadership hopeful Pierre Poilievre takes part in the French-language leadership debate in Laval, Que., on May 25.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press Pierre Poilievre’s campaign to lead the federal Conservatives has shaken up the race, saying it has signed up more than 300,000 new members, but his rivals insist that the battle to succeed former leader … Read more

Van life: How much does it cost to live in a cottage on wheels?

Van life: How much does it cost to live in a cottage on wheels?

James Tadeo checks e-mail on his laptop, in his converted Grand Caravan minivan, while exploring a country road north of Brampton, Ont., on May 19.Christopher Katsarov/The Globe and Mail James Tadeo, a warehouse supervisor and computer programmer, dreamed of owning a cottage. As a kid, his parents took him camping throughout Ontario: Algonquin Park, Georgian … Read more

Poilievre campaign recruits record number of new members to Conservative Party during leadership race

Poilievre campaign roils Conservative leadership race, saying it added more than 300,000 new party members

Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre has recruited more new members than the total number of people who joined the party during the last leadership race two years ago, Mr. Poilievre’s campaign said Saturday. Jenni Byrne, Mr. Poilievre’s senior adviser, said his camp had signed up 311,958 new members before the midnight deadline on Friday. In … Read more

Doug Ford’s PCs have won Ontario’s election. Horwath and Del Duca are stepping down. What now? The new Queen’s Park explained

Doug Ford’s PCs have won Ontario’s election.  Horwath and Del Duca are stepping down.  What now?  The new Queen’s Park explained

Doug Ford supporters celebrate at Thursday’s election-night rally at the Toronto Congress Center after the Progressive Conservatives won a second majority government.Spencer Colby/The Globe and Mail latest updates Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives have comfortably won a second majority in an Ontario election where, by early estimates, turnout hit record lows. Mr. Ford used his Thursday-night … Read more

Ontario election: Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives win second majority

Ontario election: Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives win second majority

Ontario PC Party Leader Doug Ford and wife, Karla, react after he was re-elected as the Premier of Ontario in Toronto on June 2.Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press Premier Doug Ford has easily won a second majority government after a roller-coaster term dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with both NDP and Liberal leaders resigning in the … Read more

Conservative leadership debate was more about who supported trucker convoy first

Conservative leadership debate was more about who supported trucker convoy first

Conservative leadership candidate Leslyn Lewis speaks about leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre as Jean Charest and Scott Aitchison look on during a debate at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference in Ottawa on May 5.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press The early days of the Conservative leadership campaign have featured top-tier candidates declaring each other unfit to … Read more

Home developers bet big in small town Ontario

Home developers bet big in small town Ontario

People walk by the site of The Brix condos in Creemore, Ontario on May 3.Tannis Toohey/The Globe and Mail Real estate developers are speeding up their expansion into smaller Ontario cities and semi-rural areas, signaling the next wave of investment in housing in a country struggling with a shortage of affordable places to live. They … Read more

Loblaw profit jumps nearly 40% even as inflation drives up costs for retailers

Loblaw profit jumps nearly 40% even as inflation drives up costs for retailers

Loblaw Companies Ltd. LT saw its profits jump by nearly 40 per cent in the first quarter, even as inflationary pressures have increased costs for retailers and their product suppliers. Loblaw reported on Wednesday that internal price increases at its grocery stores have tracked slightly higher than the Consumer Price Index. Although government-imposed restrictions related … Read more