Abortion debate will ‘quite likely’ define Conservative leadership election, say Conservatives
Pro-life Conservative party members punch above their vote politically in leadership elections, says pollster Nik Nanos.
Six candidates are vying for the Conservative Party's top job, including Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre, top left, former Quebec premier Jean Charest, Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis, above, left, Conservative MP Scott Aitchison and former Ontario MPP Roman Baber. All have said they would not reopen the abortion debate, except Lewis, who is firmly anti-abortion, and Baber, who said he would allow MPs to bring forward legislation on the matter were he leader. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, Jake Wright and Sam Garcia