Final Conservative leadership debate sees calls for unity, Poilievre missing – National

Final Conservative leadership debate sees calls for unity, Poilievre missing – National

Jean Charest spent the last official debate of the federal Conservative leadership race on Wednesday stressing that his experience as a political leader is what the party needs to unite. But with six weeks left in the contest, the former Quebec premier, who once led the erstwhile federal Progressive Conservative party, would not say whether … Read more

Quebec leads explosive growth in Conservative membership sales: party numbers – National

Quebec leads explosive growth in Conservative membership sales: party numbers – National

There are now more Conservative members in Quebec than in the party’s heartland province of Saskatchewan. Taken together, Ontario and Quebec now account for more than half of the party’s 678,708 total members eligible to vote in the Sept. 10 leadership contest. By any measure, the growth in Conservative numbers during the 2022 contest has … Read more

Rishi Sunak leads UK Conservative leadership race after second ballot voting

Rishi Sunak leads UK Conservative leadership race after second ballot voting

After the resignation of Boris Johnson, contenders lined up to be the next Conservative Party leader and British prime minister. A first round of voting was held on July 13, and two contenders out of eight were eliminated. The remaining will move on to additional rounds of voting until two candidates remain. Conservative Party MPs … Read more

Is Pierre Poilievre Alberta’s guy?

Is Pierre Poilievre Alberta’s guy?

Picture Pierre Poilievre in a cowboy hat. You don’t have to imagine it. It’s the kind of time-tested image that politicians covet every year as the Calgary Stampede begins, serving up opportunities to glad-hand, flip pancakes for the cameras and show Albertans you can hang. Stampede draws thousands of partygoers, horseback riders and dozens of … Read more

Patrick Brown ‘knew full well’ the allegations against him: CPC

Patrick Brown ‘knew full well’ the allegations against him: CPC

Conservative party brass are firing back against claims Patrick Brown was blindsided by his disqualification from the leadership contest over allegations that election laws were blurred. At the same time, the Star has learned whistleblower Debbie Jodoin was shopping her services to at least one other campaign before it was publicly known she was the … Read more

Poilievre leads march of convoy protesters beside man with far-right extremist ties – National

Poilievre leads march of convoy protesters beside man with far-right extremist ties – National

WARNING: Story contains strong language. Discretion is advised. The day before Canada Day, Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre strutted down an Ottawa street with a crowd of red and white adorned supporters trailing behind him. Alongside him, helping to lead the crowd of protesters who were pushing for a permanent end to vaccine mandates, was … Read more

‘I’m very worried’: Former Tory Senate leader on Poilievre, convoys and the party’s future – National

‘I’m very worried’: Former Tory Senate leader on Poilievre, convoys and the party’s future – National

A former Conservative Senate leader is expressing concern about the direction Pierre Poilievre is taking the party, worrying the Tories might be reaching the point of “fracturing beyond repair.” In an exclusive interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Marjory LeBreton said Conservative leadership candidates jumping on the “grievance brigade” is doing a “disservice” not … Read more

Pierre Poilievre’s team claims record party memberships sales

Pierre Poilievre’s team claims record party memberships sales

OTTAWA—From its earliest days, Pierre Poilievre’s bid for leadership of the Conservative party was being called a movement by those in his inner circle. And now, it appears that movement has smashed records for sales in the Conservative party and outpaced even what the Liberals sold in the race that crowned Justin Trudeau. Poilievre’s campaign … 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

Bitcoin investors tend to have low financial literacy, according to BoC research

Bitcoin investors tend to have low financial literacy, according to BoC research

Based on a series of surveys, central bank researchers found that around 5 per cent of Canadians owned bitcoin between 2018 and 2020.Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press Canadian bitcoin owners tend to have low levels of financial literacy while being exposed to elevated levels of financial risk, according to new Bank of Canada research. Based on … Read more