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

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

Paths to Conservative leadership are now unlikely for anyone not named Poilievre

Paths to Conservative leadership are now unlikely for anyone not named Poilievre

Conservative leadership hopeful Pierre Poilievre takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Que. on May 25.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press After a weekend of Conservative leadership campaigns playing show-and-tell with their membership-recruitment figures, Jean Charest piped up to say he still has a clear path to victory. But that path … Read more

Poilievre campaign recruits record number of new members to Conservative Party during leadership race

Poilievre campaign recruits record number of new members to Conservative Party during leadership race

Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre has recruited more new members than the total number of people who joined the party during the last leadership race two years ago, Mr. Poilievre’s campaign said Saturday. Jenni Byrne, Mr. Poilievre’s senior adviser, said his camp had signed up 311,958 new members before the midnight deadline on Friday. In … 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

Will the standard Liberal tactics of accusing Conservatives of being pro-gun and anti-abortion work on Pierre Poilievre?

Will the standard Liberal tactics of accusing Conservatives of being pro-gun and anti-abortion work on Pierre Poilievre?

Conservative MP and leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre arrives for a press conference outside the Bank of Canada in Ottawa, on April 28.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press Earlier this week, Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre held a press conference and, once again, rubbished the Bank of Canada. The message was confusing – something about prohibiting the bank … Read more

Data backs up younger voters’ excitement over Pierre Poilievre

Data backs up younger voters’ excitement over Pierre Poilievre

Federal Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre laughs during a meet and greet at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on April 7.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press Pierre Poilievre is upending every conventional assumption about Canadian politics. There is growing evidence that the Carleton MP has successfully tapped into the anger and frustration of younger suburban … Read more

The story of Pierre Poilievre’s east Vancouver house

The story of Pierre Poilievre’s east Vancouver house

VANCOUVER—A roof with spotty collections of black gunk and moss tops this house, which was built nearly 100 years ago. Paint is flaking off the window frames, while the front gate, part of a fence surely longing for its youth, sits ajar and half resting on the front lawn. Almost all generations of housing are … Read more

Pierre Poilievre’s support of trucker convoy ‘disqualifies’ him from political leadership, Jean Charest says

Pierre Poilievre’s support of trucker convoy ‘disqualifies’ him from political leadership, Jean Charest says

Jean Charest speaks to supporters on March 24, 2022, as he launches the Quebec part of his campaign for the Conservative Party leadership in Laval, Que.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press Jean Charest is escalating his attacks on Pierre Poilievre in the Conservative Party leadership race, saying the Conservative MP’s ardent support of this year’s trucker convoy … Read more