Tories Leadership Candidates Share Vision in First Debate

Democracy, national unity, freedom, restoration of respect. These were some of the key themes raised by potential Conservative leaders in the first debate on the race in Ottawa on May 5.

The party approved the candidacy of six candidates, and everyone except Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown participated in an informal debate hosted by the Canada Strong & Free Networking Conference.

Roman Barber

An independent Ontario member Roman Baber, who was expelled from Ontario member Roman Baber to confront the blockade of the pandemic, was born in the Soviet Union and brought his personal experience with the system to Canadian democracy. Linked with gratitude to.

“I know what democracy is, how valuable our democracy is, and the fact that the Conservatives didn’t stand up to democracy has given us generations. It remains alive, “he said, referring to the Conservatives. Canadian parties are using lockdowns or are not against them.

Mr. Babel, who said he was not a “typical politician” by speaking his thoughts, said democracy was eroded and promised to recover.

When assessing why the party didn’t win in the last election, Canadians said they didn’t know where the party was standing.

“We should run to the right during leadership and not to the left during the general public [election].. Don’t be afraid of the media or the left-wing Twitter mob. “

Resulin Lewis

MP Reslin Lewis, who finished third in the last Leadership Contest after Erin Autour and Peter McKay, will be the only social conservative party on the ballot. She said that “returning to our conservative principles” is a way to stop losing in the general election.

“Families are the foundation of our society and parents should have the right to raise their children according to their values,” she said, introducing a custody bill to “stop government infringement of custody.” Then he added.

Lewis also touted the unity of the people by calling it “the worst in history” and opposed the cancel culture and “woxism” that are destroying “our cloth.”

“I am the builder of the bridge, running to unite the party and unite this country.”

Lewis also raised the issue of protecting sovereignty in the face of the influence of international organizations such as the World Health Organization and the World Economic Forum.

Scott H.son

MP Scott Hisson assembled many of his statements about the concept of “respect” and referred to the word many times.

“What we can’t do as a party is to continue the disruptive polarization rhetoric that Justin Trudeau has been using for seven years. I hate it. It’s breaking our country apart. That’s why I’m running because I need to pay homage to, “he said of the compulsory vaccination used as a wedge issue.

H.son said his style of leadership to unite the party would be based on all views within the party and respect for all.

“There are different perspectives. And we need to work together as a team. And Canadians are not going to trust us until we can work together as a team. We Must work together. “

Regarding taking over the Trudeau administration, Hitzon referred to Conservative lawmakers and transport critic Melissa Lantzmann as examples. He puts pressure on the government on the issue of vaccination obligations for travel.

“She does it with respect, she is effective, and she scrutinizes the liberals every day,” he said.

Jean Charest

Former Premier of Quebec Jean-Chareste, supported by a long career as an advocate of federalism, focused on national unity in his opening remarks.

“If I’m in this race, you know that if there was a common theme throughout my life, it was a Canadian idea. And that’s the Quebec referendum. Whether I was the Prime Minister of Quebec or not, I have fought every moment to maintain unity in this country, “Charest said.

“If you look at this country today, you’ll see a country that’s far below that potential and is heavily divided. Whether it’s Quebec’s separatism or the alienation of the West, we call our country. It cannot be taken for granted and the answer is the Conservative Party of Canada. “

Charest’s first official campaign suspension was in Calgary, Alberta, he said, which was calculated.

“The first day I announced I was running, I went to Calgary. It was a gesture and message that I wanted to be Prime Minister of all of Canada, including Alberta. Feeling they were left behind, And I know they feel unrecognized, and they are not recognized for their extraordinary contributions to the country. “

Pierre Poirievre

MP Pierre Poirievre delivered almost the same message from the day he declared that former Prime Minister Erin O’Toole would run for Prime Minister on February 5, far ahead of other candidates. A country in front of a full capacity crowd.

Many revolve around the idea of ​​freedom, giving Canadians more control over their lives.

“Canadians believe they have lost control of their lives, and the exaggerated government has taken their money, told them what to do, and desperately divided the country,” he opened. Said in his remarks.

“I am running for Prime Minister to regain control of your life by making Canada the freest country on the planet.”

At parties locked out of many major cities, Poilievre said winning seven times in a row in Ottawa was an asset and was due to the ability to bypass “liberal media” to send messages using social. I am. media.

Candidates will meet again in a few days, but this time for official discussion. The first will be held in Edmonton on May 11th and the second in Laval on May 25th.

Candidates are required to register new members by early June, voting will take place at the end of summer and results will be announced on September 10.

Noe Chartier


Noé Charter is a Montreal-based Epoch Times reporter.