‘Leadership is about showing up,’ Jean Charest says, as Pierre Poilievre, Leslyn Lewis skip final Conservative debate

‘Leadership is about showing up,’ Jean Charest says, as Pierre Poilievre, Leslyn Lewis skip final Conservative debate

Conservative leadership candidates Roman Baber, from left, Scott Aitchison and Jean Charest prepare for the start of the leadership debate in Ottawa on Wednesday.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Jean Charest took on absentee candidates in the final Conservative leadership debate, declaring that showing up for such events is a show of respect for the party members … Read more

Harper didn’t address ‘batty’ Poilievre policies in endorsement: former cabinet ministers

Harper didn’t address ‘batty’ Poilievre policies in endorsement: former cabinet ministers

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 15.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press Two Stephen Harper-era cabinet ministers say his endorsement of Pierre Poilievre for the leadership of the Conservative party failed to address the candidate’s “batty” economic policies. Lawrence Cannon, a Quebec lieutenant … 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

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

Macron maintains poll lead after TV clash with Le Pen

Macron maintains poll lead after TV clash with Le Pen

Centrist presidential candidate and French President Emmanuel Macron meets residents during a campaign stop April 21 in Saint-Denis, outside Paris.Francois Mori/The Associated Press French President Emmanuel Macron has maintained his lead over far-right challenger Marine Le Pen following a prickly television head-to-head debate, a poll showed on Thursday. With just three days to go before … Read more