Stephen Harper endorses Pierre Poilievre for party leader

Stephen Harper endorses Pierre Poilievre for party leader

OTTAWA — 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 released a short video on Twitter discussing his endorsement. Harper says the contest to lead the party is filled with candidates, but one stands out. The former prime … Read more

‘This will be Pierre Poilievre’s party’: Conservatives reckon with a new direction – National

‘This will be Pierre Poilievre’s party’: Conservatives reckon with a new direction – National

The explosion in Conservative membership sales could significantly shake up the party’s grassroots as well as the long-standing power dynamics between various factions, multiple sources tell Global News. The biggest beneficiary of that shake-up would likely be Pierre Poilievre, the purported frontrunner to lead the Conservative Party of Canada into the next general election. Read … 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

Patrick Brown conservative leadership | The Star

Patrick Brown conservative leadership |  The Star

OTTAWA— The legacy under Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown’s bid for leadership of the federal Conservative party grew shaker Tuesday with the defection of his campaign co-chair to rival Jean Charest. Hours later, Brown’s remaining team said though they’ll continue to fight their disqualification from the race, if that fails, Brown will also back Charest. “At … 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

Whistleblower says Patrick Brown approved third-party payment amid Conservative campaign – National

Whistleblower says Patrick Brown approved third-party payment amid Conservative campaign – National

A longtime Conservative organizer says Patrick Brown was personally involved in an arrangement that saw her paid by a third-party company for work she did on his leadership campaign. Debra Jodoin, through her lawyer, released a statement Thursday evening, after the party spent the past two days dealing with the fallout from Brown’s disqualification from … Read more

Patrick Brown: Liberal MP seeks probe on whether CPC ‘benefitted’ from alleged wrongdoing – National

Patrick Brown: Liberal MP seeks probe on whether CPC ‘benefitted’ from alleged wrongdoing – National

Alleged wrongdoing by now ex-Conservative leadership candidate Patrick Brown may have “benefited” the party and warrants investigation, one Liberal MP is urging the federal elections watchdog. In a letter to the interim Commissioner of Canada Elections on Thursday, Liberal MP Adam van Koeverden requested the office probe whether the federal party may have reaped any … Read more

Patrick Brown disqualified from Conservative leadership race

Patrick Brown disqualified from Conservative leadership race

The Conservative party of Canada’s leadership election organizing committee says it has disqualified candidate Patrick Brown from the race. Election committee chair Ian Brodie says in a statement the party became aware of “serious allegations of wrongdoing” by Brown’s campaign that appear to violate financing rules in the Canada Elections Act. The statement did not … Read more

Patrick Brown disqualified from Conservative leadership race – National

Patrick Brown disqualified from Conservative leadership race – National

Patrick Brown, a candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada leadership race, has been disqualified, according to a statement released by the party on Tuesday. Brown currently serves as the mayor of Brampton, Ont. In the statement, Ian Brodie, chair of the Leadership Election Organizing Committee (LEOC), states that Brown was disqualified after the chief … Read more

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner doubles down after Star reveals push to eject her for criticalizing colleagues

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner doubles down after Star reveals push to eject her for criticalizing colleagues

OTTAWA — A law that allows MPs to eject fellow members from their caucus encourages abusive behavior inside political parties and that’s unacceptable, Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner said Friday. Her comments came in the wake of revelations by the Star that some fellow Conservatives have been threatening Rempel Garner with expulsion from the party’s … Read more