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Charest Poised To Enter Canada Conservative Leadership Race

  • Jean Charest is set to announce he’s entering federal Conservative Party race Thursday night, as per reports including from Postmedia
  • Charest represents a more center-right option than leading candidate Pierre Poilievre, who has embraced populist views
  • Charest is a former federal Progressive Conservative party leader who left to lead Quebec’s provincial Liberals and battle the province’s separatist movement in the 1990s
  • Race began when MPs sacked Erin O’Toole as truck protests came to Ottawa; the vote comes Sept. 10, a timeframe helping Charest organize
  • Conservative unity in the fall session of Parliament may determine how long Trudeau’s minority government stays in power
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