On September 10, Pierre Poilievre was elected the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition. Poilievre won on the first ballot with 68.15% of the vote. Poilievre won 330 of the 338 ridings in the race, with Jean Charest winning the other 8. In his victory speech, Poilievre thanked his supporters and the other candidates before pivoting his remarks to unity saying, “we are one party, serving one country”. In addition, Poilievre vowed to tackle inflation, cut taxes on gas and heating, fight climate change using technology instead of taxes, and repeal the federal government’s fertilizer mandates.

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