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Pierre Poilievre announces Conservative leadership campaign

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre launch his campaign for the Conservative leadership.

On Saturday evening Poilievre posted a video on Twitter annluncing his candidacy to run for leadership of Conservative Party and then for Prime Minister of Canada

“I’m running for prime minister to give you back control of your life,” Poilievre said. “Trudeau thinks he’s your boss. He’s got it backwards. You are the boss. That’s why I’m running for Prime Minister to put you back in charge of your life.”

Poilievre, a longtime MP from the Ontario riding of Carleton, listed a number of important issues facing the country that Canadians are interested in as his reasons why he decided to enter the race – including the growing inflation crisis and heavy-handed government measures during the pandemic.

“Together, we will make Canadians the freest people on earth with freedom to build a business without red tape or heavy tax,” Poilievre said. 

“Freedom from the invisible thief of inflation. Freedom to raise your kids with your values. Freedom to make your own health and vaccine choices. Freedom to speak without fear and freedom to worship God in your own way.”

Since the Conservatives voted to eject O’Toole from leadership, Poilievre is the first candidate to annouce his candidacy for Conservative leadership.

O’Toole faced criticism for his limp noodle stance and flip flopping support of the Truckers for Freedom convoy – changing his mind about supporting the national movement in a matter of days.

Poilievre and many other Conservative MP’s have become a very vocal supporter of the lawful truckers standing up to medical tyranny of vaccine mandates and other public health restrictions.

“People flying evil confederate or Nazi flags or disrespecting monuments are individually responsible for reprehensible acts,” Poilievre tweeted in January.

“They do not represent the thousands of lawful truckers who are actually part of the protest and are peacefully championing their livelihoods & freedoms.” 

Soon after announcing, a number of prominent Conservative MPs tweeted endorsements for O’Toole, including Melissa Lantsman, Michael Barrett and former leadership candidate Marilyn Gladu

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