Conservative purity test for leadership does party no favours
This leadership race will be an epic failure if the contest turns into a debate about whether Jack is more of a Conservative than Jill.
Former Progressive Conservative leader and Quebec premier Jean Charest, left, and Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre are pictured. At this point in the history of the Conservative Party, it is impossible to see the long-term organizational benefit of one leading contender for the leadership calling out the political purity of the other soon-to-be top competitor, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade