The inside story of how Pierre Poilievre captured the hearts of Canada’s Conservatives

The inside story of how Pierre Poilievre captured the hearts of Canada’s Conservatives

OTTAWA – Pierre Poilievre began his Conservative leadership campaign with a video featuring him alone, dressed in a dark suit and crisp white shirt, seated at a heavy wooden desk, shelves crammed with books and photos behind him. His campaign’s final video showed him on a stage in a rumpled blue shirt, sleeves rolled above … Read more

Pierre Poilievre planning to move into publicly funded Stornoway residence

Pierre Poilievre planning to move into publicly funded Stornoway residence

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, wife Anaida and son Cruz arrive at a Conservative caucus meeting in Ottawa on Sept. 12.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press New federal Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre plans to move into Stornoway, the residence provided for the head of the Official Opposition. “Of course he will be moving into Stornoway,” Anthony Koch, Mr. … Read more

Pierre Poilievre’s landslide victory charts new course for Conservatives

Pierre Poilievre’s landslide victory charts new course for Conservatives

Newly elected Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre, in Ottawa, on Sept. 10.PATRICK DOYLE/Reuters After a landslide victory on Saturday night, new Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre began the job of pitching himself and his party to Canadians with a speech that leaned as heavily on the personal as it did on the political. The father of … Read more

Finnish PM Sanna Marin apologizes for party picture from official residence

Finnish PM Sanna Marin apologizes for party picture from official residence

Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin holds a news conference after videos of her partying leaked into social media and sparked criticism earlier this week, in Helsinki on Aug, 19.LEHTIKUVA/Reuters Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Tuesday apologized for a picture that emerged from a private party she had thrown at her official residence in … Read more

Jason Kenney has his say on election front-runner Danielle Smith’s Sovereignty Act: Alberta would be a ‘laughingstock’

Jason Kenney has his say on election front-runner Danielle Smith’s Sovereignty Act: Alberta would be a ‘laughingstock’

Jason Kenney responds to a question from the media on the final day of the summer meeting of Canada’s premieres at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria on July 12, 2022.CHAD HIPOLITO/The Canadian Press Jason Kenney has avoided saying much about the United Conservative Party contest that will see him replaced as leader and Premier this … Read more

‘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

US Senate Democrats hand Mitch McConnell a rare defeat with climate, drug bill

US Senate Democrats hand Mitch McConnell a rare defeat with climate, drug bill

US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at the US Capitol in Washington, on July 27.ELIZABETH FRANTZ/Reuters US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, whose legislative skills have torpedoed many Democratic priorities, suffered a rare defeat himself this week, when Democrats thwarted his plan to block their new $430 billion drugs and energy bill. McConnell, who … 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

Armed bystander credited with preventing more deaths in Indiana shooting at shopping mall

Armed bystander credited with preventing more deaths in Indiana shooting at shopping mall

First responders on scene after a shooting at Greenwood Park Mall, in Greenwood, Ind., on July 17.LEE KLAFCZYNSKI/The New York Times News Service The gunman who killed three people in a shopping mall near Indianapolis would likely have taken many more lives if not for the “heroic” actions of an armed bystander who shot the … 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