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Canadian Conservatives elect “right-wing populist” Pierre Poilievre to lead fight against Justin Trudeau
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Canadian Conservatives elect “right-wing populist” Pierre Poilievre to lead fight against Justin Trudeau

Pierre Poilievre, newly-elected leader of Canada's Conservative Party, speaks to the crowd after winning the leadership race during a Conservative Party of Canada leadership event at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 10, 2022. James Park/Bloomberg/Getty Toronto — Canada's opposition Conservative Party elected its go-to attack dog as its new party leader Saturday. Pierre Poilievre is a firebrand populist who opposes vaccine mandates and blames global inflation on Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He won the party leadership on the first ballot, defeating a moderate, centrist candidate with 68% of the votes cast by the party's members. The 43-year-old P...