Brampton, Ontario. Mayor Patrick Brown said he is considering running for reelection if he believes he will lose to the Conservative Pierre Poirievre in the party's September leadership race.
Brown said he excluded running under the Federalist flag if Poirievre got the best job, and his request was to return him to the mayor's office in Brampton voters. May be asking.
"If Pierre seems to win, he wants to continue to serve the local government rather than take part in the Conservative election train wreck," Brown said. Told to.
Brown said he may be thinking about another election in the city administration, but he hasn't decided yet. A two-month campaign is still needed before leadership is decided.
"At this point, we still believe we can win this leadership, so we haven't seen any other possibilities at this point," Brown said.
If Brown decides to stay in local politics, he must submit documents for reelection by August 19.
Brown said he would decide whether to compete in the mayoral race before the deadline.
"We'll look at the numbers at the end of summer," he said. "It's not what I see until I see what this leadership race looks like and I don't even have a voter list yet."
Conservative sources on CBC news and parties on preliminary membership to think about Brown's future. I came when I told you to release the list for Thursday's campaign. With access to the
master list, campaigns can get a more accurate picture of the number of memberships actually sold by rival campaigns. The campaign was only a few to see the list, according to sources who spoke to CBC News on anonymous terms, as they were not allowed to speak publicly about the
party issue. It will take 96 hours. Report fraudulent activity, such as duplication or suspicious payment information, to Party Headquarters. The final list of
voters will be released at the end of July . The provisional membership sales announced by the
campaign suggest that Poilievre has a significant lead in the race, but that number is still being independently verified by the party. not.
Poilievre's team said earlier this month that it had sold over 310,000 new memberships. According to his campaign, it's a stunning number that candidates can win the first vote. Brown states that he has sold over 150,000 members.
Brown also said he would consider running for parliamentary seats if anyone other than Poilievre wins.
"If any of the five candidates have a way to victory, I will run under one of the other candidates," he said. ..
"I won't run under Pierre. He'll be in an election disaster and lose the rest of the seats in the Canadian city. The extreme approach won't sell in my backyard.
Brown Camp calls Poirievre "extreme"
Brown says Poilliebre is weakening the conservative vote in the Toronto area. Did not state why he was looking at exactly. The mayor previously quoted Poilievre's past support for a ban on niqab in civil rights ceremonies and hints of "barbaric cultural practices" as electoral responsibility in vote-rich areas.
Brown has always said that the path to victory is needed not only by winning on the existing Conservative membership base alone, but also by attracting a diverse variety of new members. ..
Brown's Co-Chairs for the Campaign, John Reynolds, said he was confident that the team could win even if the numbers seem daunting at this stage of the campaign. ..
He said they were receiving calls from many conservative members who were turned off by what he called an "extreme" approach to politics.
"People in our party don't like people who call others liars. We get a lot of it from people," Reynolds said in an interview.
"Anyone who has been to his meeting said,'Anyone who wants to start playing with funny money, I don't want to be the leader of this party. He will be killed by the Liberal Party. "Reynolds said, referring to Poirievre's support for new financial products such as cryptocurrencies, whose value has skyrocketed in recent months.
"I think they were killed in a statement that they had fired the leaders of the Bank of Canada. I got a call about it. I personally called people and said," I'm Pierre. I used to go with him, but now I'm going with Patrick. I need someone who can beat the liberals, "Reynolds said.
Poilievre has fired central bank governor Tiff Macklem and promised to blow him up for mistaking the fight against inflation. It elicited criticism from some who said he was unfairly politicizing an institution that was essentially nonpartisan.
Tory leaders want a membership list
Brown's campaign wants to get a membership list to block the path of Poirievre Not just.
All campaigns seek to support an estimated 600,000 conservative leader votes by phone or email.
"With a list, you can see the true picture of things," said Steve Outhouse, campaign manager for MP Reslin Lewis.
Outhouse may have as many as 750,000 members eligible to cast ballots based on the limited data currently available. Said. Lock Poilievre to participate in this race with the first vote.
Before the race began, Outhouse said there were already 140,000 active members and an additional 150,000 memberships were sold on the party's website. This could be tried and upset by well over 700,000 voters, as advertised in combination with 150,000 memberships claimed to have been sold by Brown and 311,000 memberships owned by Poilievre's team. There is sex.
Former Premier of Quebec Jean-Chareste's national campaign co-chair, Tasha Kaylidin, said getting a membership list would define the parameters of future campaigns.
"We know there was a lot of debate about duplication, registration, this kind of thing, so it's good to get the final count," says Kheiriddin. I did.
"You can also connect with all these members and, of course, challenge it. Every campaign does this. Scrutinize the list and everyone there Make sure you have. I'm a legal supporter. "
Conservative Scott H.son's campaign manager Jamie Eraton says his candidate is touring the summer and aiming to increase digital engagement ahead of the September vote. Stated.
He is also lobbying for a third official debate that the party has not yet agreed to hold.
"Given the doubling of party membership, it's important to give members the opportunity to see candidates tested during the debate stage before throwing ballots," he said. Said.