Pierre Poilievre, a high-profile contender in the Conservative party's leadership race, on Monday, May 16, 2022, denounced the "white replacement theory," which was believed to be a motive for a mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., as "ugly and disgusting hate-mongering."
Candidates vying for the Conservative leadership framed the country — and the party — as deeply divided at the first official debate on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, and took turns pointing fingers at one rival they accuse of driving disunity in the race.
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 whole concept of talking about freedom is definitely a direct result of the pandemic," said Chris Chapin, a managing principal at the Upstream Strategy Group, who worked on past leadership campaigns for Ontario Progressive Conservative candidates.