Stephen Harper’s endorsement shows no boost for Pierre Poilievre, new poll suggests

Stephen Harper’s endorsement shows no boost for Pierre Poilievre, new poll suggests

Federal Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre holds a campaign rally in Toronto on April 30.Chris Young/The Canadian Press Stephen Harper’s endorsement of Pierre Poilievre for the Conservative Party leadership may have soured some voters on the Ottawa MP, a new poll suggests. The former Conservative prime minister recently said Mr. Poilievre is his preferred choice, … 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

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

Former Republicans and Democrats to form new third US political party

Former Republicans and Democrats to form new third US political party

Dozens of former Republican and Democratic officials will announce on Wednesday a new national political third party to appeal to millions of voters they say are dismayed with what they see as America’s dysfunctional two-party system. The new party, called Forward, will initially be co-chaired by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Christine Todd … 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

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

Pence-Trump rivalry intensifies as they consider 2024 presidential runs

Pence-Trump rivalry intensifies as they consider 2024 presidential runs

Then-US President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Gerald R. Ford International Airport with then-Vice President Mike Pence, on Nov. 2, 2020.Evan Vucci/The Associated Press Former Vice President Mike Pence is becoming increasingly brazen in his willingness to counter former President Donald Trump. The two will hold dueling events in Arizona on Friday … Read more

Idaho Republicans poised to reject 2020 election results

Idaho Republicans poised to reject 2020 election results

The Idaho Republican Party will consider 31 resolutions at its three-day convention starting July 14, 2022, including one already adopted by Texas Republicans that President Joe Biden isn’t the legitimate leader of the country.Keith Ridler/The Associated Press The Idaho Republican Party will consider 31 resolutions at its three-day convention starting Thursday, including one already adopted … 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

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