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Candidates Roman Baber, left, Pierre Poilievre and Jean Charest, right, take part in the French language Conservative Leadership debate Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in Laval, Que. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

’Little coalition’ of Charest and Brown spar with Poilievre

Politics Insider for May 26: Unpacking the French CPC debate; concerns over Poilievre’s campaign; and a threat to Quebec’s secularism bill
Poilievre delivers remarks during a debate at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference, in Ottawa, May 5, 2022. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Poilievre denounces white replacement theory

Politics Insider for May 17: Poilievre talks to Jordan Peterson; Kim Campbell criticizes the CPC leadership candidates; Steven Del Duca fights for his seat in the legislature
Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre gestures towards Jean Charest as Roman Baber, left, Scott Aitchison and Leslyn Lewis, right, look on during a debate in Ottawa, May 5, 2022. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Roe v. Wade could define the Conservative race

Politics Insider for May 10: Shaw stocks plummet; how Canada secretly got Justin Trudeau to Ukraine; feminists call for review of RCMP’s ’toxic culture’
Jean Charest speaks to supporters, March 24, 2022, in Laval, Quebec. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

Jean Charest lets loose on Pierre Poilievre as debates loom

Politics Insider for April 12: Setting the stage for a CPC leaders debate; Charest goes on the attack; and a disaster for the PQ
Patrick Brown announces his candidacy for the federal Conservative Leadership at a rally in Brampton, Ont., March 13, 2022. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

Pierre Poilievre and Patrick Brown trade political blows

Politics Insider for Mar. 15: The Tory leadership race intensifies; Maxime Bernier suffers a big legal blow; an in-depth chat with ambassador to the U.S. Kirsten Hillman
Charest formally launches his campaign for the Conservative leadership campaign at an event in Calgary, Alta., March 10, 2022. (Dave Chidley/The Canadian Press)

Jean Charest officially launches his Tory leadership bid

Politics Insider for Mar. 11: The Charest factor; a look at what drives Poilievre; and a plan for Zelenskyy to address Parliament
Brown sits in his chair as an Independent MPP as he listens to Provincial Finance Minister Charles Sousa deliver the Ontario Provincial Government 2018 Budget, Queens Park, Toronto, March 28, 2018. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

Patrick Brown and Jean Charest call a truce

Politics Insider for Mar. 10: A possible partnership in the CPC race; more aid for Ukraine; and trouble for Jason Kenney
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Why is Pierre Poilievre so angry?

He’s smart, savvy and he’s steering a new brand of Canadian conservatism. How Pierre Poilievre became the champion of the anti-Trudeau mob.
A Ukrainian serviceman fires an NLAW anti-tank weapon during an exercise in the Joint Forces Operation, eastern Ukraine, Feb. 15, 2022. (Vadim Ghirda/AP)

Canada is sending more weapons to Ukraine

Politics Insider for Mar. 1: Conservatives press Trudeau to take a firmer stance on Ukraine; Chrystia Freeland delivers an impassioned speech; Jean Charest angles for the Tory leadership
Bergen rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Feb. 3, 2022. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Who is Candice Bergen, the interim Conservative leader?

She’s a long time Parliamentarian (with a famous name) and well liked in an increasingly divided party