Leslyn Lewis

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
Lewis speaks during the CPC English debate in Toronto, June 18, 2020. (Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press)

Leslyn Lewis announces a run for the Conservative leadership

Politics Insider for March 9: Another CPC hopeful joins the fray; a major warning from NATO; Ontario to end mask mandates
Erin O’Toole

Erin O’Toole’s victory in 15 key charts

Conservative leadership candidates won in unexpected places and fell flat in others. And when Leslyn Lewis dropped off the ballot, the upstart candidate’s voters played a decisive role in crowning O’Toole
O’Toole, far left, waits in June with fellow leadership candidates (left to right) Peter MacKay, Derek Sloan and Leslyn Lewis for the start of a debate. (Frank Gunn/CP)

The power players in Erin O’Toole’s Conservative Party

From political heavyweights who gave O’Toole key support to also-rans who exceeded expectation, there’s a new cast of Tories to be reckoned with
Lewis is the first-ever woman of colour to be seeking the Conservative leadership (Photograph by Dimitri Aspinall)

‘I don’t hide who I am’: Leslyn Lewis’s pitch to conservative voters

She’s the first-ever woman of colour vying to lead the Tories and her platform emphasizes fairness within the Conservative Party, a pushback against political correctness and a repeal of Liberal policies