Former Prime Minister Harper approves Poilievre as the next conservative leader

Former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has released a video in support of former Conservative Cabinet Minister Pierre Poirievre as the next leader of the Conservative Party.

“There was a lot of speculation in this particular race about who I support, who I don’t, and why, so it might be useful for my fellow party members to hear my opinion directly from me. Maybe, “Harper said. video He shared it on social media on July 25th.

Harper said the leadership candidacy pool is a “strong field,” but Poirievre is a “much stronger claim” to be the right person to take command of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC). Did”.

Poilievre, a member of the Conservative Parliament since 2004, was the Minister for Democratic Reform and Minister for Social Development of Employment during the Harper administration. Since the Liberal Party came to power in 2005, he has held important shadow cabinet positions, including the Minister of Finance, and has become known for his important interactions with the Liberal Party, which he frequently shares on social media.

Harper said Poirievre was the CPC’s “most vocal and effective critic of the Trudeau Liberal Party” and has tackled important issues.

“He talks about key issues, especially economic issues, such as slowing growth, inflation, lack of employment and housing opportunities, and the need to repair the system of losing families in Canada,” he said. rice field.

“He proposes an answer rooted in sound conservative thinking, which adapts to today’s reality. It strongly supports our caucuses and our existing members. That’s why he’s bringing the newest members and new generation to our party. That’s how we win the next federal election. “

In response to Harper’s video, Poirievre thanked Canada for leading Canada, saying that Harper “overcame turbulent economic times, balanced budgets and made Canada’s family life more affordable.” I expressed my intention.

“I was proud to serve in his cabinet and I am very honored to have his support in this leadership race,” Poilievre said. Said By posting to social media.

Other candidates for the CPC Leadership Race include Tory MP Scott Hison, former Ontario MP Roman Baber, former Quebec Premier Jean Charest, and Tory MP Leslin Lewis. Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown was also a candidate, but was disqualified by the party for alleged misconduct that he denied.

The results of the leadership race will be announced on September 10.

Omid Goreishi


Omid Ghoreishi is a Toronto-based reporter of The Epoch Times.