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Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is defending a decision to pay for the lawyer used by the whistleblower who brought down his leadership rival Patrick Brown last year.

The Star first reported the payments made by Poilievre’s leadership campaign — $37,000 in total over four months — last week, renewing accusations from his rivals that Brown’s disqualification was politically motivated from the get-go.

The move ultimately turned the leadership contest into a coronation for Poilievre, who had always been the front-runner even as Brown tried to nip at his heels.

If the conservatives are comfortable rigging up their own leadership race, what’s holding them back from rigging up an even more authoritarian scheme for the next federal election?

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On April 28, 2022, CBC news reported Poilievre’s campaign hired Jeff Ballingall’s company, Mobilize Media, the team behind far-right Canada Proud organization to boost far-right social media messages.

Last Updated on August 4, 2023