Liz Truss’s lack of polish is poised to make her British prime minister

Liz Truss’s lack of polish is poised to make her British prime minister

Conservative leadership candidate Liz Truss attends a hustings event, part of the Conservative party leadership campaign, in London, Britain on Aug. 31.HANNAH MCKAY/Reuters She grew up in a hard-left household in northern England, became a right-wing conservative at Oxford University and credits the shift in her thinking partly to a year she spent at Parkcrest … 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

Trump weighs another presidential run as Republican rivals eye own campaigns

Trump weighs another presidential run as Republican rivals eye own campaigns

Former US president Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Delaware, Ohio, on April 23.GAELEN MORSE/Reuters As religious conservatives gathered this week at a sprawling resort near the Grand Ole Opry House, Nikki Haley pressed the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” crowd to look to the future. “It’s up to us to deliver … 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

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

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

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

Donald Trump’s endorsements of Dr. Oz, JD Vance bring cash windfall, backlash

Donald Trump’s endorsements of Dr. Oz, JD Vance bring cash windfall, backlash

JD Vance, a Republican running for an open US Senate seat in Ohio, speaks to reporters following a debate with other Republicans at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, on March 28, 2022.Paul Vernon/The Associated Press Former president Donald Trump’s late endorsements in hypercompetitive Republican Senate primaries in Ohio and Pennsylvania have unlocked a flood … Read more

Ben Harper scorches Jean Charest, while Pierre Poilievre’s team nurses a grudge

Ben Harper scorches Jean Charest, while Pierre Poilievre’s team nurses a grudge

Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre speaks during a campaign rally on March 31, in Ottawa.Dave Chan/The Globe and Mail Stephen Harper hasn’t personally jumped into the Conservative leadership race’s public stage, but there is a Harper who has emerged to pick sides: Ben Harper, son of the former prime minister. The younger … Read more