Longtime Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre and Jean Charest, Quebec's former premier, took turns attacking one another's political records on Thursday, May 5, 2022, in the first unofficial debate in the Tory leadership race.
A push from the Bloc Québécois for the House of Commons to confirm the right to an abortion failed Tuesday, as Conservative MPs were warned against commenting on the U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that has thrown the issue back into the domestic spotlight.
The Conservative leadership contest provides a window for Tories to reimagine their party as one that straddles the political centre with broad appeal. The candidate best placed to accomplish this ambitious project is clearly Jean Charest, writes Andrew Perez.
With 10 days left for candidates to enter the Conservative party leadership race — and 20 before $300,000 worth in fees are due — what's capturing the attention of those watching as of late are the crowds.