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  • David Boudeweel-Lefebvre

Will Poilievre’s landslide win in Québec redefine the political landscape?

Updated: Sep 18, 2022

When Pierre Poilievre became leader of the federal Conservative party, he not only won with overwhelming support from Conservatives of all stripes, he also won resounding support from party members in Québec.

As a political commentator with 20+ years of experience working in politics and government affairs, David Boudeweel-Lefebvre has shared his insights on this major development in an op-ed published by media publications across Canada — shedding light on how Poilievre’s support from Québec could be a game changer for Canadian politics.

Here’s an excerpt:

The outcome of the federal Conservative leadership race is bound to redefine the relationship between the Tories and Québec. Of course we’ll need to see how the Québec election plays out, and whether François Legault embraces Poilievre as a political ally if he’s re-elected as premier on Oct. 3. Poilievre’s recognition of the importance of hydroelectricity, his fiscal conservative bend, and his commitment to work with the provinces on economic development projects should sit well with Legault and centre-right voters in Québec. On his end, if Poilievre wants to keep growing his support in Québec he will need to put forward real solutions to help people struggling with the cost of living and businesses struggling to operate with a shrinking labour pool. He’ll also have to distance himself from some of the more contentious positions he took during the Conservative leadership race.

Here are a few places where you can read David’s complete op-ed:


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