Conservative Party of Canada

Conservative MP and leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre speaks during a press conference outside of the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Thursday, April 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

How the COVID-19 pandemic is shaping who will be the next Conservative party leader

Numerous candidates pushing against mandates, tapping into pandemic angst

Conservative MP and leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre speaks during a press conference outside of the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Thursday, April 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Conservative member of Parliament Leona Alleslev announces her candidacy for the Conservative leadership during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Conservative member of Parliament Leona Alleslev announces her candidacy for the Conservative leadership during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Conservative member of Parliament Leona Alleslev announces her candidacy for the Conservative leadership during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Conservative leadership candidates have until April 29 to submit their paperwork, $300,000 worth in fees and nomination signatures to appear on the final ballot. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

The race is on to make the final ballot for the Conservative party leadership

Some have already handed it all in, while others are working to raise the money by the deadline

Conservative member of Parliament Leona Alleslev announces her candidacy for the Conservative leadership during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Conservative leadership candidates have until April 29 to submit their paperwork, $300,000 worth in fees and nomination signatures to appear on the final ballot. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Patrick Brown announces his candidacy for the federal Conservative Leadership at a rally in Brampton, Ont., on Sunday, March 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘If you show up, I win’: Inside Patrick Brown’s drive for Conservative leadership

Brown: ‘My path…is bringing new people in and having a decent level of support within the party’

Patrick Brown announces his candidacy for the federal Conservative Leadership at a rally in Brampton, Ont., on Sunday, March 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Conservative MP Leona Alleslev rises during Question Period in the House of Commons Monday December 9, 2019, in Ottawa. Alleslev is set to formally announce her candidacy to be the party’s next leader this Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Leona Alleslev poised to announce Conservative Party of Canada leadership bid

Alleslev crossed the floor from Liberals to Conversatives while an MP in Ontario in 2018

Conservative MP Leona Alleslev rises during Question Period in the House of Commons Monday December 9, 2019, in Ottawa. Alleslev is set to formally announce her candidacy to be the party’s next leader this Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Former Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks during a media availability in West Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Liberal-NDP deal buys more time for next Conservative leader, but there’s a downside

Deal could mean opposition has more than two years to prepare for next general election

Former Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks during a media availability in West Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Former Quebec premier Jean Charest stands as he is recognized by the Speaker of the House of Commons following Question Period, Monday, April 1, 2019 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Here’s a look at Jean Charest, candidate to be the next Conservative party leader

Charest is recognized as an ardent defender of federalism for his role on the ‘No’ campaign

Former Quebec premier Jean Charest stands as he is recognized by the Speaker of the House of Commons following Question Period, Monday, April 1, 2019 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Former Quebec premier Jean Charest speaks to reporters as he arrives for an event in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Former Quebec premier Jean Charest to launch his Tory leadership campaign in Calgary

Charest re-entering federal politics for the first time in more than 20 years

Former Quebec premier Jean Charest speaks to reporters as he arrives for an event in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Former Quebec premier Jean Charest arrives with his wife Michele Dionne for an event with potential caucus supporters as he considers a run for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Tories to choose new federal leader Sept. 10

Fiery Ottawa-area MP Pierre Poilievre is so far the only declared candidate

Former Quebec premier Jean Charest arrives with his wife Michele Dionne for an event with potential caucus supporters as he considers a run for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period, Monday, November 29, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Race for the next Conservative leader begins as Poilievre announces his bid

Poilievre has thrown his support behind a convoy of truckers and other protesters

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period, Monday, November 29, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Conservative MP Candice Bergen rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, June 21, 2021. Bergen was chosen as interim leader on Wednesday and now her job is to unify the Conservative caucus. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Bergen aims to make protests Trudeau’s ‘problem,’ calls for government ‘olive branch’

Conservative caucus elected the Manitoba MP as interim leader Wednesday

Conservative MP Candice Bergen rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, June 21, 2021. Bergen was chosen as interim leader on Wednesday and now her job is to unify the Conservative caucus. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Conservative MP Candice Bergen rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, June 21, 2021. Bergen was chosen as interim leader on Wednesday and now her job is to unify the Conservative caucus. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Conservative MP Candice Bergen rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, June 21, 2021. Bergen was chosen as interim leader on Wednesday and now her job is to unify the Conservative caucus. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Conservative MP-elect for South Surrey-White Rock Kerry-Lynne Findlay exchanges a fist-bump with Leader Erin O’Toole during O’Toole’s campaign visit to Surrey last September. On Wednesday, after the CPC voted to replace O’Toole as party leader, Findlay put her name forward for role of interim leader. (Kerry-Lynne Findlay Facebook photo)

B.C. MP makes bid for interim Conservative Party leadership

Kerry-Lynne Findlay tweets intentions after party votes to remove O’Toole

Conservative MP-elect for South Surrey-White Rock Kerry-Lynne Findlay exchanges a fist-bump with Leader Erin O’Toole during O’Toole’s campaign visit to Surrey last September. On Wednesday, after the CPC voted to replace O’Toole as party leader, Findlay put her name forward for role of interim leader. (Kerry-Lynne Findlay Facebook photo)
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks during a news conference responding to the federal government’s COVID-19 response, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks during a news conference responding to the federal government’s COVID-19 response, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Erin O’Toole voted out as Conservative leader by MPs

Reform Act, which has been in place since 2015, allows a party’s MPs to trigger a leadership review

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks during a news conference responding to the federal government’s COVID-19 response, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks during a news conference responding to the federal government’s COVID-19 response, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Leader of the Opposition Erin O’Toole speaks about climate change during an announcement at an event in Ottawa, Thursday April 15, 2021. A Conservative riding association has launched a petition against leader Erin O’Toole’s decision to introduce a carbon tax. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Erin O’Toole to face leadership review by caucus as 1/3 want him gone, says MP

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole will face a vote on his leadership with…

Leader of the Opposition Erin O’Toole speaks about climate change during an announcement at an event in Ottawa, Thursday April 15, 2021. A Conservative riding association has launched a petition against leader Erin O’Toole’s decision to introduce a carbon tax. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks during a news conference responding to the federal government’s COVID-19 response on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Tories’ election review calls for more diverse candidates, greater outreach: sources

Former Alberta MP James Cumming was tasked with leading a post-mortem of the party’s election loss

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks during a news conference responding to the federal government’s COVID-19 response on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Conservative MP Tim Uppal is seen during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Tory brand with racialized communities still hurt by divisive 2015 campaign: MP

Conservatives also ran on an election platform which didn’t contain the words ‘racism’ or ‘Islamophobia’

Conservative MP Tim Uppal is seen during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Conservative Leader Erin OToole holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Tories who questioned vaccines not in critic roles

O’Toole reveals his shadow cabinet, former leadership rival Leslyn Lewis not included

Conservative Leader Erin OToole holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Shelly Glover answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Monday March 23, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Losing candidate for Manitoba Tory leadership wants swearing-in delayed

Shelley Glover does not want to discuss details, previously spoke of ballot timing issues

Shelly Glover answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Monday March 23, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Conservative Leader and leader of the official opposition Erin O’Toole listens to a question from a reporter during a news conference following caucus in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

VIDEO: Tories to respect vaccine mandate but challenge board ruling that created it, O’Toole says

Vaccines mandatory for everyone entering the House precinct who doesn’t have a medical exemption

Conservative Leader and leader of the official opposition Erin O’Toole listens to a question from a reporter during a news conference following caucus in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld