What’s behind Pierre Poilievre’s controversial drug policy?

What’s behind Pierre Poilievre’s controversial drug policy?

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is promising a new approach to managing Canada’s toxic drug crisis, but what he’s saying about that crisis is an irresponsible distortion of the facts, his critics charge. His promises — which include the suggestion he’d scale back safe-supply programs in favor of putting more resources into addiction treatment … Read more

Patrick Brown fined $100,000 by federal Conservative party

Patrick Brown fined 0,000 by federal Conservative party

OTTAWA—Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown has been fined $100,000 by the federal Conservative party amid the ongoing probe by Elections Canada into his ill-fated campaign for the party’s leadership, the Star has learned. The party sent Brown a letter informing of him of the fine last Thursday, just days before Brown won re-election as mayor — … Read more

Alberta’s Kenney urges Poilievre not to focus on ‘fringe issues’

Alberta’s Kenney urges Poilievre not to focus on ‘fringe issues’

Outgoing Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says federal Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre needs to steer away from “fringe issues” if he aims to lead not only the party but the country. And he thinks “[Poilievre] is doing that.” Speaking to The West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, Kenney said, “I think he’s really in his wheelhouse, focusing on … Read more

Justin Trudeau slams Pierre Poilievre over YouTube video tags linked to anti-women movement

Justin Trudeau slams Pierre Poilievre over YouTube video tags linked to anti-women movement

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s plan to keep his party’s message focused on the economy faltered Thursday in the face of revelations his successful online brand may have been built in part through outreach into misogynistic online communities. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with several cabinet ministers and Liberal MPs, pounced in the wake … Read more

Poilievre overtakes Trudeau as leader seen as best choice for prime minister: poll – National

Poilievre overtakes Trudeau as leader seen as best choice for prime minister: poll – National

Less than a month into the job, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has overtaken Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as the candidate seen as the best choice to lead the country, a new poll suggests. The Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News found 35 per cent of Canadians surveyed believe Poilievre is the best candidate for … Read more

Jeremy Mackenzie arrested near Halifax on warrant over weapons charges

Jeremy Mackenzie arrested near Halifax on warrant over weapons charges

RCMP in Nova Scotia have confirmed the arrest of Jeremy Mackenzie, founder of the far-right Diagolon group, on weapons charges. Mounties said Mackenzie was arrested Wednesday in Cole Harbour, near Halifax on a warrant stemming from charges in Saskatchewan. “At approximately 2 pm today, Jeremy Mackenzie was arrested on Bissett Rd. in Cole Harbour, in … Read more

Right-wing activist says he meant no harm with ‘joke’ about raping Pierre Poilievre’s wife

Right-wing activist says he meant no harm with ‘joke’ about raping Pierre Poilievre’s wife

OTTAWA — The RCMP is reviewing a statement from a prominent far-right figure who says he was drunk when he joked during a live broadcast about sexually assaulting Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s wife. The comment provoked Poilievre’s strongest condemnation yet of a group called Diagolon and its controversial leader Jeremy MacKenzie, a 36-year-old Nova Scotia … Read more

Poilievre denounces ‘abuse’ against wife allegedly from Diagolon founder who shook his hand – National

Poilievre denounces ‘abuse’ against wife allegedly from Diagolon founder who shook his hand – National

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre says he is denouncing “abuse” and sexually threatening language against his wife allegedly made by Jeremy Mackenzie, the de-facto leader of a far-right group called Diagolon whose adherents have waged a social media abuse campaign against female journalists for months. In a statement posted on Twitter Monday morning, Poilievre said he … Read more

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 slams Justin Trudeau’s ‘radical woke coalition’

Right-wing activist says he meant no harm with ‘joke’ about raping Pierre Poilievre’s wife

ST. ANDREWS BY-THE-SEA, NB — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and new Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre offered competing visions for the country Monday in dueling caucus speeches that lay bare the battle lines for when Parliament returns next week. The ideological divide will pit Trudeau’s Liberals, who defend the central government’s role in program spending and … Read more