Conservative Party chooses new leader
Pierre Poilievre has been elected as the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Poilievre has served as a member of Parliament since 2004. Prior to that, he was an advisor to Canadian Alliance leader Stockwell Day.
During the leadership campaign, he proposed to implement a law that would require the government to offset any new spending with a cut elsewhere. He has a critic of the Bank of Canada and vows to fire the governor, Tiff Macklem if elected. He also proposes repealing the carbon tax and defunding the CBC.
During the so-called freedom convoy earlier this year, Poilievre announced his support of the occupation. He did denounce those promoting extremism.
Poilievre is married to Anaida Galindo, a Senate aide. They have two children.
Candice Bergen was serving as interim leader for seven months.