Pierre Poilievre takes the reins of the PCC

The Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) named its new leader last night at the Shaw Center in Ottawa. By winning 68% of the votes, the MP for Carleton, Pierre Poilievre offered himself a victory without appeal, in the first round.

Four other candidates were in the race for the leadership of the CPC, namely Jean Charest the former premier of Quebec, Leslyn Lewis, Roman Barber and Scott Aitchison.

New captain of the Canadian Conservative ship, Pierre Poilievre then succeeded Erin O’Toole.

While the Ottawa-area MP hastened to criticize Justin Trudeau’s government during his victory speech, he also turned to Quebec: “We will restore hope to Quebecers, so that they can regain control of their decisions and their lives, instead of being controlled by a centralizing government and woke up in Ottawa,” he said.

On the side of La Belle Province, the leaders of the main political parties, currently in the midst of the provincial election campaign, reacted to the election of the new leader of the PCC.

Outgoing Prime Minister François Legault congratulated Pierre Poilievre on his victory. “Looking forward to discussing issues that affect Quebec and Canada. Good celebrations”, he commented from his account Twitter.

“Congratulations Pierre Poilievre, new leader of the CCP and to all the other participants, especially former Quebec Premier Jean Charest. As leader of the PLQ, I will work with all political actors to move Quebec forward and protect our areas of jurisdiction,” declared this morning the leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ) Dominique Anglade, in a tweet.

Eric Duhaime, leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ) also sent his congratulations to Pierre Poilievre: “On behalf of the Conservative Party of Quebec, allow me to congratulate the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Mr. Pierre Poilievre. Congratulations Pierre!” he commented.

For the PQ Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, the election of Pierre Poilievre has the potential “to exacerbate certain thoughts about our future and lead Quebecers to wonder what ties us to the rest of Canada”, report our colleagues from Radio Canada.

Faced with the news of the election of Pierre Poilievre at the head of the PCC, the solidarity Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois chose to target François Legault, by addressing a question to him: “Following the victory of Pierre Poilievre, I would like know if François Legault still intends to invite Quebecers to vote for the Conservative Party of Canada as he did in the last elections, ”commented the solidarity leader on Twitter.

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