Alaska’s Murkowski, Peltola win re-election in latest Trump rebuke

Alaska’s Murkowski, Peltola win re-election in latest Trump rebuke

Republican US Senator Lisa Murkowski stands with supporters on US election night on the corner of Seward Highway and Northern Lights Boulevard, in Anchorage, Alaska, on Nov. 8.KERRY TASKER/Reuters Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski and Democratic Representative Mary Peltola of Alaska both won re-election against opponents backed by Donald Trump on Wednesday, the latest high-profile defeats … Read more

Former Conservative PM Stephen Harper endorses Pierre Poilievre for party leader

Former Conservative PM Stephen Harper endorses Pierre Poilievre for party leader

Pierre Poilievre, Conservative Party leadership candidate, attends a barbecue party in Calgary on July 9, 2022.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press Former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper has endorsed Pierre Poilievre to be the party’s next leader. In a rare public return to party politics, Harper, who didn’t wade into the Tories’ 2017 and 2020 leadership races, … Read more

Poilievre skipping third official leadership debate; Lewis has reservations

Poilievre skipping third official leadership debate;  Lewis has reservations

Conservative leadership contestant Pierre Poilievre meets supporters at the conservative BBQ during the Calgary Stampede in Calgary on July 9.TODD ​​KOROL/Reuters Pierre Poilievre is skipping the third official federal Conservative leadership debate, which was announced Thursday by the party in response to a positive vote by members on whether to hold such an event. Leslyn … Read more

Race to succeed Boris Johnson as Conservative leader most diverse in British political history

Race to succeed Boris Johnson as Conservative leader most diverse in British political history

Outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the start of a cabinet meeting in Downing Street in London on July 5.POOL/AFP/Getty Images Britain’s Conservative Party has long been seen as a bastion of privilege – largely made up of white, upper-class men. But the race to succeed Boris Johnson as leader has become the … Read more

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

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