Interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen lays out her thoughts

OTTAWA—Candice Bergen will start her last months on the helm of the federal Conservative get together by taking a visit supposed to ship a message: the sport of id politics being performed in her get together proper now must cease. Bergen — whose political roots are within the Canadian Alliance — will journey to Atlantic Canada for Canada Day to face shoulder-to-shoulder with former Progressive Conservative get together chief Peter MacKay. The 2 events agreed to merge in 2003 and type the fashionable day Conservative get together. However the get together’s present management race, now in its last months, has been characterised by private assaults, allegations of racism and membership gross sales hijinks and a basic battle over what being … Read more

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner doubles down after Star reveals push to eject her for criticizing colleagues

OTTAWA — A legislation that enables MPs to eject fellow members from their caucus encourages abusive behaviour inside political events and that’s unacceptable, Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner stated Friday. Her feedback got here within the wake of revelations by the Star that some fellow Conservatives have been threatening Rempel Garner with expulsion from the celebration’s caucus beneath the Reform Act. Talks of utilizing the act spooled up in current weeks out of a annoyed perception she is working at cross-purposes to the celebration. Rempel Garner has not replied to interview requests from the Star. And whereas she didn’t instantly handle her private scenario in social media posts Friday, she wrote on Twitter that the principles governing interactions between members … Read more

Brown campaign alleges Poilievre team sent ‘misleading’ emails to drum up memberships – National

Patrick Brown’s management marketing campaign is the newest to lift issues about what it calls “deceptive” emails despatched to occasion members by his most important rival. Brown’s nationwide marketing campaign co-chair John Reynolds despatched a letter Thursday to the occasion’s management election organizing committee requesting it examine emails despatched by Pierre Poilievre’s marketing campaign forward of final month’s deadline to promote $15 memberships to supporters. To vote for the following chief of the Conservative Celebration of Canada, the occasion had mentioned supporters wanted to be signed up as members no later than June 3. Learn extra: Patrick Brown not ruling out metropolis politics return if ‘Pierre was going to win’ Poilievre’s marketing campaign has mentioned it alone offered practically 312,000 … Read more

Conservatives’ website crashes after new members try to get ballots to vote for leader

OTTAWA — The Conservative social gathering’s web site briefly crashed because of a surge in demand from new members attempting to make sure they get a poll to vote within the management race. The social gathering is quickly shifting to validate the a whole lot of hundreds of recent membership functions to get a voters record into the fingers of the six candidates within the coming days — a course of that at the very least one marketing campaign mentioned Wednesday should occur swiftly to make sure belief within the system. Round 600,000 persons are anticipated to be eligible to vote, and the winner might be determined by Sept. 10. The quantity of recent gross sales — greater than the … Read more

Rempel Garner may need waiver from party rules to seek Alberta UCP leadership

A possible bid for the management of Alberta’s governing United Conservative Get together by MP Michelle Rempel Garner might hinge on whether or not she will be able to get a waiver from occasion guidelines, the Star has realized. A number of sources inform the Star the UCP’s caucus meets later Monday to debate whether or not the actual fact Rempel Garner hasn’t been a member of the occasion for the six months required ought to disqualify her from operating. Rempel Garner publicly declared final week that she is contemplating a run for the UCP job, which present chief and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney introduced final month he would vacate. He made the choice after solely narrowing surviving a celebration … Read more

Why Pierre Poilievre is not a shoo-in for Conservative leader

OTTAWA — On the floor, the mathematics appears apparent: Conservative management candidate Pierre Poilievre claims his supporters equal roughly half of the full variety of folks anticipated to be eligible to vote within the get together’s management race. So regardless that the ballots aren’t even within the mail and the victor received’t be introduced till Sept. 10, is the race already over? It’s not fairly that easy. Though Poilievre’s rivals solid doubts on his declare to having bought 311,000 get together memberships, two get together sources — every unaffiliated with a marketing campaign however aware of the numbers — advised the Star that determine shouldn’t be far off the mark. Those self same sources mentioned Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown’s declare … Read more

Pierre Poilievre’s campaign accuses Patrick Brown of breaking the law

OTTAWA—Pierre Poilievre’s Conservative management marketing campaign goes weapons a’blazing after his rival Patrick Brown, alleging he’s damaged each the get together’s guidelines and marketing campaign finance legislation. One in every of Poilievre’s backers has requested the Commissioner of Canada Elections to research a report that Brown, who’s at the moment the mayor of Brampton, has metropolis employees working full-time on his management bid. The letter to the commissioner — a replica of which was obtained by the Star — says that if city-paid employees are engaged on Brown’s marketing campaign throughout enterprise hours, that’s basically a marketing campaign donation from a municipal company, which is unlawful. “In gentle of the obvious violation of the Canada Elections Act, I respectfully request … Read more