Conservatives respond to Mulroney no longer recognizing himself in the party

Conservatives respond to Mulroney no longer recognizing himself in the party

Speaking on the sidelines of a speech at Quebec’s Laval University, Mr Mulroney, who governed the country from 1984 to 1993, said he didn’t really see himself in the party, according to comments from the Journal de Québec. The former Prime Minister also reportedly said that his friend Jean Charest had very good candidates.

MP Pierre Paul-Hus said when he joined the group that Mr Mulroney led the Progressive Conservative Party. It’s a different party, maybe a different philosophy, he suggested.

Mr. Paul-Hus, the only Quebec MP to support Pierre Poilievre, who is often described as the leader in the race for leadership of the party, argued that many young people […] worships his candidate. As evidence, he cites record membership card sales across the country, including in Quebec.

In the Charest camp, MP Gérard Deltell felt that Mr Mulroney will be very comfortable if his nominee wins.

On this issue, he argued that the road to victory is still there and that, despite the spectacular ticket sales claimed by his main opponent, the points system requires support in all constituencies across the country.

Former Minister of Brian Mulroney

Jean Charest was a minister in Brian Mulroney’s government and later became the leader of the political formation.

However, Mr Deltell denied wanting a return to the Mulroney era. Each leader prints their approach, as Mr. Mulroney did […], as Mr. Harper did, with wildly different styles, he said. And that’s normal, it’s the development of a political party.

However, the former PM’s comments sadden New Brunswick Southwest MP and longtime campaigner John Williamson, who backs Pierre Poilievre in the race.

I hope Mr Mulroney […] will reconsider “his position” because to beat the Liberals all members have to back us, he said.

The race for leadership of the Conservative Party is in full swing. According to party officials, more than 600,000 voters could be eligible to choose the next leader, more than double the number of members in the previous race. The board election is scheduled for September 10th.

The intensity of the debates in recent weeks has increased fears of fractures within the Canadian right among many activists. Each candidate claimed to be the one who can unite the party.