They are smart to skip the debate , it would only put them on the spot and give the media ammunition to paint them as far right extremists .That’s a really good question!! Brown is out, the other two have other stuff on their plates….so Charest & a few others that are obscure at best?
Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre has raised more money than all his opponents combined in the months of April, May and June.Since the ballots were mailed out two weeks ago, I doubt there are many left to be converted. True North wants to control a debate because they have a few specific topics they want to control the message on.
Poilievre is in Regina today for a "meet n greet".Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre has raised more money than all his opponents combined in the months of April, May and June.
He also has more than twice the number of individual donations than Jean Charest, Leslyn Lewis, Roman Baber, Scott Aitchison and recently disqualified candidate Patrick Brown altogether, according to the latest fundraising numbers released by Elections Canada.
Pierre Poilievre has raised more money from more donors than all his opponents combined — National PostPoilievre's capacity to raise so much money in so little time should serve as a warning to the Liberals, a former Conservative strategist saysapple.news
That I can agree with .Ya, I do not hold a Conservative membership but I would hold my vote until the last minute I think before deciding.
Pierre says the right things but I am so skeptical of politicians right now that I'm not convinced he'll follow through. Likewise with Lewis - I like her as well but again, would I vote for her? Maybe, maybe not.
Jean Charest for sure shouldn't be even running as far as I'm concerned.
Not quite nothing i fear. I believe he may be using this leadership race to raise his profile so that he can start a new political party. He will likely position it between the "evil radical right wing" of the CPC and the "Extreme far left woke" of the Liberals. And he'll have a nice list of supporters and donors to reach out to.Jean Charest will not commit to supporting the Conservative Party of Canada in the next federal election unless he wins the party’s leadership next month. That makes his campaign nothing more than a vanity project.
Before this all started before I heard other candidates and JC himself, he was my default choice (although I don't have a vote) from his work earlier with the PCs. But he has not impressed at all during the campaign. I would now be happy with PP or LL. I still have concerns if PP can pull in enough eastern votes to form government.Altho' I would venture that not all "older" people would support JC simply because of his past.