‘It’s the extremism, stupid’: U.S. midterms prove Poilievre’s Conservatives will have to moderate views if they want to win the next election, say political insiders
The red wave failed to materialize in the U.S. because rather than focusing on need for change, American people wondered if they could take a chance on the type of change like the Republican Party, says Innovative Research president Greg Lyle.
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, pictured Sept. 13, 2022, on the Hill. A key lesson for Poilievre from last week's U.S. midterms is that Canadians will have to feel comfortable with his party's policies if he wants to form government after the next federal election, says Richard Johnston of the University of British Columbia. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade