A ‘policy-free conversation’: The Hub Roundtable breaks down the first CPC leadership debate

Federal Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre holds a campaign rally in Toronto, Saturday, April 30, 2022. Chris Young/The Canadian Press.

This week’s Hub Dialogue Roundtable spends the entire half-hour on Thursday night’s Conservative leadership debate in Ottawa, which saw frontrunners Pierre Poilievre and Jean Charest trading barbs at each other for most of the night.

The Roundtable digs into the contentious affair that showcased divisions around the vaccine mandates, the Freedom Convoy protests, and Huawei. They also examine whether or not this was a reflection of “American-style politics”, and what it says about the current state of our political discourse and Canadian conservatism.

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