Conservative Party of Canada

Debate moderator Rob Batherson, left to right, and Conservative leadership candidates Roman Baber, Scott Aitchison and Jean Charest are shown during the Conservative party leadership debate in Ottawa on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Jean Charest pressed to outline political future after Conservative leadership race

Pressed again after the debate was over, Charest told reporters he is focused on winning

 

Jean Charest takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The party’s last official debate of the race before results are revealed Sept.10 will happen tonight in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

3 out of 5 Conservative candidates to appear tonight for final party debate

Jean Charest, Scott Aitchison and Roman Baber will speak

 

Former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper speaks at the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, Sunday, March 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jose Luis Magana
Former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper speaks at the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, Sunday, March 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jose Luis Magana
Patrick Brown takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The Commissioner of Canada Elections has confirmed it is reviewing information related to the campaign of the disqualified Conservative leadership candidate’s alleged breach of financing rules.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Watchdog probing allegations against disqualified Patrick Brown as ballots arrive

Allegations came from a whistleblower within ousted Conservative leadership candidate’s own campaign

Patrick Brown takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The Commissioner of Canada Elections has confirmed it is reviewing information related to the campaign of the disqualified Conservative leadership candidate’s alleged breach of financing rules.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Conservative leadership hopeful Patrick Brown takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Patrick Brown fights back after barred from Conservative leadership race

Organizing committee says party had learned of “serious allegations of wrongdoing” under Elections Act

Conservative leadership hopeful Patrick Brown takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Candidates, left to right, Leslyn Lewis, Roman Baber, Jean Charest, Scott Aitchison, Patrick Brown, and Pierre Poilievre pose on stage following the Conservative Party of Canada English leadership debate in Edmonton, on May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Poilievre continues to lead polls 2 months out from Conservative leadership race vote

British Columbians less in favour than other Canadians, latest Leger poll shows

Candidates, left to right, Leslyn Lewis, Roman Baber, Jean Charest, Scott Aitchison, Patrick Brown, and Pierre Poilievre pose on stage following the Conservative Party of Canada English leadership debate in Edmonton, on May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Jean Charest takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. New polling suggests Liberal and New Democrat voters think Jean Charest or Patrick Brown would make the best leader of the federal Conservative party.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

New poll suggests Liberal, NDP voters prefer Charest and Brown over Poilievre

Of Tory voters who responded, data suggests 44 per cent of them prefer Poilievre

Jean Charest takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. New polling suggests Liberal and New Democrat voters think Jean Charest or Patrick Brown would make the best leader of the federal Conservative party.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Candidates Patrick Brown, left, Leslyn Lewis, Scott Aitchison, Pierre Poilievre, Jean Charest and Roman Baber, pose for photos after the French-language Conservative Leadership debate Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in Laval, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Tory leader candidates should learn from Ford, appeal to political foes: strategists

‘Turning enemies into friends without turning friends into enemies is what Doug Ford did’

Candidates Patrick Brown, left, Leslyn Lewis, Scott Aitchison, Pierre Poilievre, Jean Charest and Roman Baber, pose for photos after the French-language Conservative Leadership debate Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in Laval, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Jean Charest formally launches his campaign for the Conservative leadership campaign at an event in Calgary, Alta. on Thursday, March 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

Charest pledges review of assault-style firearm ban after saying no laws would change

Gun control re-emerged as an issue during the Conservative leadership race thanks to new legislation

Jean Charest formally launches his campaign for the Conservative leadership campaign at an event in Calgary, Alta. on Thursday, March 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley
Conservative leadership hopeful Patrick Brown takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Que., Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Brown says calling social conservatives “dinosaurs” in a book he wrote about his time in Ontario politics was “the wrong terminology”. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Calling social conservatives dinosaurs was ‘wrong terminology’, says Patrick Brown

He added they are becoming irrelevant and their positions are “disingenuously hypocritical”

Conservative leadership hopeful Patrick Brown takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Que., Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Brown says calling social conservatives “dinosaurs” in a book he wrote about his time in Ontario politics was “the wrong terminology”. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre gestures towards Jean Charest as Roman Baber, left, Scott Aitchison and Leslyn Lewis, right, look on during a debate at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference, in Ottawa, Thursday, May 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Tory leadership contenders cross swords on inflation, Quebec’s secularism law

The Conservative Party of Canada, which formed in 2003, has never elected more than 12 MPs in Quebec

Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre gestures towards Jean Charest as Roman Baber, left, Scott Aitchison and Leslyn Lewis, right, look on during a debate at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference, in Ottawa, Thursday, May 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Conservative MP for Abbotsford Ed Fast rises during Question Period, Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ed Fast out as Tory finance critic after criticizing leadership candidate Poilievre

Fast is co-chairing the leadership campaign of former Quebec premier Jean Charest

Conservative MP for Abbotsford Ed Fast rises during Question Period, Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Candidates, left to right, Leslyn Lewis, Roman Baber, Jean Charest, Scott Aitchison, Patrick Brown, and Pierre Poilievre at the Conservative Party of Canada English leadership debate in Edmonton, Alta., Wednesday, May 11, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

What federal Conservative leadership candidates can learn from Kenney and Alberta

Party insider says be prepared to design a team that listens to caucus.

Candidates, left to right, Leslyn Lewis, Roman Baber, Jean Charest, Scott Aitchison, Patrick Brown, and Pierre Poilievre at the Conservative Party of Canada English leadership debate in Edmonton, Alta., Wednesday, May 11, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre gestures towards Jean Charest as Roman Baber, left, Scott Aitchison and Leslyn Lewis, right, look on during a debate at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference, in Ottawa, Thursday, May 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Conservative debate: Poilievre fends off attacks, promises to fire Macklem

Loudest applause repeatedly went to longtime MP Pierre Poilievre

Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre gestures towards Jean Charest as Roman Baber, left, Scott Aitchison and Leslyn Lewis, right, look on during a debate at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference, in Ottawa, Thursday, May 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Former Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks during a media availability in West Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Conservative leadership candidates prep for first official party debate in Edmonton

Candidates to field questions on the future of energy, the environment, law, and the cost of living

Former Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks during a media availability in West Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Abbotsford’s Grant Abraham was deemed ineligible to participate in the Conservative Party of Canada’s leadership debate, but the Campaign Life Coalition believes he was discriminated against because of his political views. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Campaign Life Coalition calls Abbotsford leadership hopeful ‘cancel culture’ victim

Pro-life group claims that Grant Abraham raised enough money to compete in CPC debate

Abbotsford’s Grant Abraham was deemed ineligible to participate in the Conservative Party of Canada’s leadership debate, but the Campaign Life Coalition believes he was discriminated against because of his political views. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford’s Grant Abraham speaks at a meet and greet earlier this month. The Conservative Party of Canada deemed Abraham ineligible in his quest for leadership of the party. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Grant Abraham deemed ineligible for Conservative leadership race

The Conservative Party of Canada has not approved Abbotsford Senior grad’s bid for leadership

Abbotsford’s Grant Abraham speaks at a meet and greet earlier this month. The Conservative Party of Canada deemed Abraham ineligible in his quest for leadership of the party. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Patrick Brown announces his candidacy for the federal Conservative Leadership at a rally in Brampton, Ont., on Sunday, March 13, 2022. The Conservative party has confirmed that six candidates have been verified as leadership contenders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Six verified candidates vying to lead the Conservative Party of Canada

The Conservatives will announce their new leader on Sept. 10

Patrick Brown announces his candidacy for the federal Conservative Leadership at a rally in Brampton, Ont., on Sunday, March 13, 2022. The Conservative party has confirmed that six candidates have been verified as leadership contenders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Conservative MP and leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre speaks during a press conference outside of the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Thursday, April 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

How the COVID-19 pandemic is shaping who will be the next Conservative party leader

Numerous candidates pushing against mandates, tapping into pandemic angst

Conservative MP and leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre speaks during a press conference outside of the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Thursday, April 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang