Canada’s Conservatives Pick ‘Freedom Convoy’ Sympathizer to Lead Party Against Trudeau

OTTAWA—Canada’s Conservative Party picked as its new chief a politician who backed the paralyzing protests earlier this yr in opposition to pandemic restrictions and vaccine mandates, hoping his populist enchantment with disaffected voters shall be sufficient to unseat Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Pierre Poilievre was declared the winner Saturday, profitable 68% from get together members voting on the primary poll. Mr. Poilievre’s marketing campaign mentioned it signed up tons of of hundreds of latest get together members, drawn by his guarantees to cut back the function of the state in folks’s lives and to roll again authorities spending and taxes that he says helped gas inflation.