Michael Chong

Ryan Maloney

For Michael Chong, Leadership Often Means Going It Alone

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Maloney | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Politics

"We will not win if we become the anti-immigrant party."

The Conservative Party Has Already Rendered Itself A Loser

Warren Kinsella | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Politics
Warren Kinsella

Make no mistake: the Conservatives' leadership race has dramatically set back their party, perhaps for years to come. Among other things, it has revealed the once-great Conservative Party of Canada to be nasty, brutish and short-sighted. By selecting a winner, the Conservative Party of Canada has rendered itself a loser, and wholly undeserving of power.

► Tories Try To Win Your Vote Before Their Toast Pops Up

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Politics

"Fresh and wholesome, just like the Conservative Party of Canada."

Globe Columnist: I Tried To Breastfeed Michael Chong's Baby. Twitter Breaks.

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada

Leah McLaren says she picked up the infant to "give him a cuddle."

A Tory MP's Photo Was Used For A Bathroom Poster In Guatemala

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada Politics

The poster announces a "special service" for men: sanitary and hygienic bathroom facilities.

Conservatives Don't Stand A Chance In 2019

Luke Rebello | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Luke Rebello

After a crushing defeat in 2015, the Conservatives sought to find a leader who could do what Stephen Harper could not; bring new voters especially millennials to the party, appeal to minorities and immigrants, and present a more moderate platform than the one Harper employed for his campaign.

Althia Raj

Here's What O'Leary Missed By Skipping The Tory Leadership Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada Politics

There were plenty of fireworks.

Carbon Tax Draws Sharp Exchange At Unofficial Tory Leadership Debate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2017 | Canada Politics

Several prominent candidates were absent, including reality TV star Kevin O'Leary and Ontario MP Kellie Leitch.

To Kevin O'Leary, From One Dragon To Another

Bruce Croxon | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Politics
Bruce Croxon

Kevin, as somebody who sat next to you for three years on Dragon's Den, I want to congratulate you for taking the plunge into public service and taking on the real dragons and sharks of the political world. But there are a few things I'm concerned about. I know that you used to be open to the idea of a carbon tax -- I've seen the video of you talking about it. Somebody must have told you that you couldn't become Conservative leader if you supported one. But here's the thing: You will never become Prime Minister if you don't have a plan to deal with climate change.

Michael Chong: O'Leary Gun Video Will Cost Tories Next Election

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 02.05.2017 | Canada Politics

The Tory MP pulled no punches.

Elevate Conservative Leadership Candidates Who Reject Populist Rhetoric

Aaron Binder | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Aaron Binder

Radical populism has shown its ugly face during this leadership race, and that face is the dual-headed hydra of Kellie Leitch and Kevin O'Leary. The concern is that if radical populism in the Conservative Party is left unchecked, it threatens to overtake meaningful and nuanced candidates like Bernier and Chong.

Time To Say 'Enough' To Politicians Who 'Normalize Hate': Chong

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada Politics

Michael Chong came out swinging.

A Few Tory Leadership Contenders No-Show At Debate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2017 | Canada Politics

10 contenders hash things out in Winnipeg.

Tory Leadership Contenders Slam O'Leary's Comments On Military

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Politics

O'Leary reportedly said, "there is nothing proud about being a warrior.''

Althia Raj

Tory Leadership Contender Blasts Leitch's 'Race-Baiting' Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Politics

And he gave Chris Alexander a piece of his mind, too.

'Lock Her Up' Chant Should Have Been Shut Down: Chong

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Politics

Chris Alexander's role at an Edmonton rally comes under fire.

Joshua Ostroff

Suzuki Slams Conservative Party's Trump-Like 'Rejection Of Facts'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Politics

Much like climate change, the effects of Donald Trump's election will not stay on the southern side of the border.

Canada Can Avoid Another Brexit -- If We're Careful

Kristen Pue | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Kristen Pue

On Wednesday we woke up to see one of the nastiest, most divisive US elections end in victory for a demagogue. Hate and fear won in America on November 9. But on that same day I was able to find hope in the unlikeliest of places: The Conservative leadership debate.

Althia Raj

Tory Leadership Candidate Cheered For Dismissing Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Politics

Global warming is apparently up for debate.

Tory Leadership Debate Turns Into Autopsy Of 2015 Election

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Notably absent was the most controversial candidate — Kellie Leitch.

Althia Raj

Leitch Makes Obvious Bid For Headlines As Tories Debate Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Politics

Conservative leadership hopefuls talk carbon taxes, trade, niqabs.

Tory Leadership Candidate Advocates For Carbon Tax

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Politics

He would use revenues to cut income and corporate taxes.

Looking For The Next One Of These

Ken Whyte | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Ken Whyte

I had the pleasure of moderating a debate - actually, more of a discussion - among six candidates for the Conservative Party leadership. Present were Kellie Leitch, Brad Trost, Erin O'Toole, Andrew Scheer, Michael Chong and Maxime Bernier. There is serious talent in the field.

Tory Leadership Race: Here's Who's In, Who's Out, Who's Mulling A Bid

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada Politics

Some are still working on a bid. Others haven't made up their minds.

Former Public Safety Minister Mulls Conservative Leadership Bid

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Politics

Steven Blaney is the second Conservative in two days to make such a move.