Sep 8, 2022 • 41M

Episode #59: One last look at the Conservative leadership race

Stephanie Levitz, Tim Powers and Chad Rogers join me to discuss what to expect when the next leader of the Conservative Party is revealed on Saturday.

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The Conservative leadership race will be finally coming to a close on Saturday when the winner will be announced in Ottawa.

The safe bet is that Pierre Poilievre will win — perhaps even on the first ballot. But what will the results mean not only for the consensus front runner, but for Jean Charest, Leslyn Lewis, Roman Baber and Scott Aitchison?

Does it matter if Poilievre wins on the first ballot? What’s next for Charest should he lose? What will the results mean for Lewis and the social conservative wing of the party? And did Baber and Aitchison succeed in what they set out to do by launching their long-shot candidacies?

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To answer these questions and lots more, I’m joined this week by Tim Powers of Summa Strategies, Chad Rogers of Crestview Strategy and Stephanie Levitz of the Toronto Star.

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