Ottawa-Pierre Poirievre has begun bidding to become the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Other parliamentarians have already expressed their support.
He is the first candidate to announce his intention to run for the top of the party after the MP kicked Erin O’Toole out of position just three days ago.
In a three-minute video released on social media on Saturday night, Poilievre criticized government spending and said he wanted to make Canadians “the freest people on the planet.”
Sitting at the desk in front of the bookshelf, soft music was playing in his words, Poirievre did not mention the Conservative name or contest in his announcement and wanted to work as prime minister. Just saying.
Poilievre has thrown his hat into the ring before the race officially begins, the party’s election commission has not yet existed, and no rules have been announced.
As a result, he cannot start raising funds.
In the document attached to his launch video released on Saturday, one of the options supporters can choose to help is to purchase a membership to vote for Poilievre.
Immediately after Poilievre’s announcement, many lawmakers cast support behind his candidacy.
“I’m with Pierre,” tweeted Ontario Parliamentarian Melissa Lantzmann. “There is no question. Pierre is the right answer to a strong (and) united Conservative Party.”
Long-time conservative Manitoba parliamentarian James Bezan also supported Poirievre, tweeting that he possesses communication skills, work ethic, and “strong conservative values” to defeat Trudeau.
Many conservatives consider the 42-year-old Ottawa Area MP to be the natural front runner of the race.
He is currently a financial critic of the party and was first elected to the House of Commons at the age of 24 in 2004 and took office as former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s conservative government.
Throughout his time in Congress, Poilievre has built a reputation as a fiery performer in the home, deeply infused with conservative values and thoughts.
He then raced on considerable social media and was beaten up in last year’s elections with his own campaign videos and slogans separate from parties and leaders.