Poilievre and the Harper effect
Now that Harper has openly endorsed Pierre Poilievre's candidacy it makes the connection between the two men even stronger. Unlike either Andrew Scheer or Erin O’Toole, Poilievre can now legitimately claim to be Harper’s true anointed successor.
Harper picks his favourite to win: Former prime minister Stephen Harper, pictured in his video posted on Facebook and Twitter on July 25, 2022, endorsing Pierre Poilievre for leader of the Conservative Party. If Poilievre ends up winning the leadership, the torch will have been passed. Maybe then, Harper will finally disappear into the background; maybe then the 'Harper effect' will come to an end, writes Gerry Nicholls. Screen capture images courtesy of Stephen Harper's Facebook