Patrick Brown not ruling out city politics return if ‘Pierre was going to win’

Patrick Brown not ruling out city politics return if ‘Pierre was going to win’

Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown is not ruling out a return to municipal politics if the Conservative leadership race “got to a point where it looked like Pierre (Poilievre) was going to win.” “But I think we’re nowhere near that point,” Brown said in an interview with The West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson. “I continue to believe … Read more

Parliament Hill explosives scare appears based on a bad tip: sources

Parliament Hill explosives scare appears based on a bad tip: sources

A bomb scare near Parliament Hill that drew investigative resources from major national security services appears to have been based on bad information, two senior Canadian intelligence sources told Global News. Police descended on the area surrounding the parliament buildings Saturday after receiving what sources called credible intelligence about potential explosives in the area. Read … Read more

Conservatives told to stay quiet on leaked US Supreme Court abortion draft decision – National

Conservatives told to stay quiet on leaked US Supreme Court abortion draft decision – National

The Conservative Party is attempting to keep its MPs quiet on a leaked US Supreme Court decision regarding Roe v. Wade that would overturn abortion rights in that country. In a memo to Conservative MPs, interim leader Candice Bergen’s office instructed MPs that the party would not comment on the leaked court decision that has … Read more

Do Conservatives want to be in politics or government? Party stalwarts sound off on leadership – National

Do Conservatives want to be in politics or government?  Party stalwarts sound off on leadership – National

The next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada needs a vision to take the party — and the country — forward through turbulent economic and geopolitical times, according to two conservative stalwarts. Speaking to West Block guest host David Akin, former Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said whoever ends up the next Conservative leader needs … Read more

Poilievre favorite to win Conservative leadership, but may struggle to grow party: poll – National

Poilievre favorite to win Conservative leadership, but may struggle to grow party: poll – National

The race to become the next leader of the Conservative Party appears to be Pierre Poilievre’s to lose, according to a new poll, that also suggests he may not be able to broaden the party’s appeal. The Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News found 20 per cent of Canadians surveyed think Poilievre will win … Read more

Ottawa won’t introduce green tax on pickup trucks, environment minister says – National

Ottawa won’t introduce green tax on pickup trucks, environment minister says – National

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said the Conservatives are lying about a secret government plan to add a green tax to pickup trucks. There have been several tweets from Tory MPs, the Conservative party and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in recent days insisting the government is about to extend a federal green levy to pickups. “This … Read more

Conservatives ban pre-paid credit cards after Poilievre camp warns of membership ‘fraud’ – National

Conservatives ban pre-paid credit cards after Poilievre camp warns of membership ‘fraud’ – National

The Conservative Party is moving to ban the use of pre-paid credit cards to purchase memberships after Pierre Poilievre warned they could be used to fraudulently buy the leadership. The party quickly reversed its position on the use of pre-paid credit cards Thursday, after the Poilievre camp demanded they be banned and the party cancel … Read more

Pierre Poilievre draws huge crowds amid Conservative party leadership race – National

Conservatives ban pre-paid credit cards after Poilievre camp warns of membership ‘fraud’ – National

With 10 days left for candidates to enter the Conservative party leadership race –and 20 before $300,000 worth in fees are due– what’s capturing the attention of those watching as of late are the crowds. More specifically, who’s drawing them in and who isn’t. Pierre Poilievre would fall into the first category, as the longtime … Read more