JEAN CHAREST HAS THE POINTS HE NEEDS TO WIN THE LEADERSHIP RACE

The Charest campaign grew support in ridings the Conservative Party of Canada needs to win a federal election

June 3, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – The Charest campaign confirms it has the points it needs to win the leadership race. The campaign has recruited tens of thousands of new members and re-engaged thousands of past members who have not been involved since the Harper years.

The Charest campaign has focused on executing a campaign recruitment strategy to sign up new and lapsed members across all ridings and in critical, high-value areas where the Party needs to grow support to win the next federal election.

We have a confirmed path to victory. Based on our recruitment, we have the points we need to win the leadership race,” said Jean Charest. “There is still a lot of work to do. Getting out the vote is critical. At this point, I am thrilled and humbled by the response we have received. We have worked very hard to offer members serious policies and ideas that will make us win the next federal election.”

To ensure our next leader can represent all regions of the country, the Conservative Party of Canada treats every riding equally through a 100-point system during a leadership race.

The campaign outperformed membership targets in Atlantic Canada, Vancouver, Calgary, Rural New Brunswick, urban Ontario, and Quebec. These are key areas for vote growth, delivering the most impact on the 100 points per riding system.

“Vote efficiency is key,” said Mike Coates, Campaign Chair. “It is now confirmed that there will be no winner on the first ballot. This is far from the coronation many were expecting at the onset of this race.”

“Of course, there is still a great deal of work to be done,” said Tasha Kheiriddin, Campaign Co-Chair. “Our campaign will continue to release policies that Jean believes will positively impact Canadians and Party members. This is how we build a conservative movement that will win elections.” 

To learn more about Jean Charest’s policy proposals, visit jeancharest.ca.

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Media Contact: Laurence Tôth, Press Secretary 581-305-4501 media@jeancharest.ca