Category: Conservative Leader

Tory Leadership a Resounding Win for Poilievre, but Can He Prevail in a Federal Election?

News Analysis Pierre Poilievre may have scored a resounding win in the Conservative leadership race, but whether he can win in a federal election as late as three years away is less certain. Don Desserud, political science professor at the University of Prince Edward Island, believes Poilievre’s chances hinge on two factors. “One, the distribution of…


Liberals Plan Cost-of-Living Help, but Delay Announcement Due to Queen’s Death

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was set to tell Canadians about new measures to help with the rising cost of living Thursday, but the announcement has been delayed. The federal government is going to temporarily double GST rebate cheques, increase aid to help low-income Canadians pay their rent and launch the first part of a national…


Liberals to Hike GST Rebates, Help With Rent Payments in New Affordability Plan

The federal government intends to temporarily hike GST rebate cheques in a bid to ease some of the hurt of inflation for lower income Canadians. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will announce a three-pronged plan to address affordability at the Liberal cabinet retreat in Vancouver today. Cabinet ministers are gathering ahead of the fall sitting of…


Michael Chong Not Running for Conservative Leader, Says ‘Now Is Not the Time’

Michael Chong says he will not be entering the Conservative leadership race. The longtime Ontario MP and 2017 leadership contender had left the door open to the possibility of another run. Chong tweeted today that after some reflection he decided not to enter the contest. He says “now is not the time” and as the…


Charest Waiting on Rules to Decide on Tory Run

OTTAWA—Former Quebec premier Jean Charest says he’s waiting to see party rules before deciding whether he will run to be the next Conservative leader. Charest met Wednesday night with MPs and senators at a hotel in downtown Ottawa at a reception planned by two people who want him to run. On his way in he…


Key Players in Erin O’Toole’s Tory Leadership Vote and Calls for an Early Review

OTTAWA—Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is to learn Wednesday from the Tory caucus whether he will remain as party leader. Here are some key players who have been involved in calls for his leadership to be reviewed. Garnett Genuis—The Alberta MP is one of the signatories to a letter endorsed by around one-third of O’Toole’s 118-member…


Erin O’Toole to Face Leadership Review by Caucus as One Third Want Him Gone, Says MP

OTTAWA—Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole will face a vote on his leadership with one former caucus supporter now saying more than one-third of them want him gone. The Canadian Press has confirmed that Ontario MP Scott Reid, chair of the party’s caucus, has informed MPs that he received written notice with signatures from at least 20…


Pop Culture Show Host Alex Clark Encourages Young Conservatives to Harness Their Uniqueness

Alex Clark, host of the shows POPlitics and Spillover, told The Epoch Times that she had to carve her own path as the conservative host of a show on pop culture, and that she wants to inspire young people to embrace their individual passions to expand the conservative movement. “Really lean into what makes you…