Time to take Poilievre seriously, no matter how unserious he seems
Progressive Canadians, not only Liberals, but especially Liberals, need to respond with verve, flash and conviction. And, since Trudeau himself is incapable of spontaneous utterance, someone else has to lead this fight and not leave it to long-winded mainstream pundits (present!), or equally rigid ideologues on the other side. Poilievre’s rivals, on all fronts, better stoop to conquer, or they are going to lose—and so are many Canadians.
This is me: Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre, pictured Feb. 14, 2022, speaks with reporters outside the House of Commons before Question Period. Those who believe a prime minister Pierre Poilievre is unthinkable had better start thinking—particularly the sleepy-heads in the Liberal communications shop, writes Susan Riley. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade