Poilievre accuses an try of distraction: Brown

Poilievre accuses an try of distraction: Brown

Conservative Occasion management contender Patrick Brown says Pierre Poilievre’s accusations that his marketing campaign refunded membership dues are an try to distract from his rival’s financial coverage guarantees.

Brown mentioned Poilievre is hiding behind the assaults as he tanks the world’s cryptocurrency market.

“That is Pierre Poilievre making an attempt to vary the channel. This week there was a giant story on the planet information and that was that cryptocurrencies had been crashing and Pierre Poilievre’s signature financial coverage was recommending Bitcoin to Canadians,” Brown mentioned in an interview on CTV’s Query Interval.

“He does not wish to reply questions on how he has introduced up financial coverage that’s embarrassing to the Conservative Occasion.”

In a June 10 letter to the chairman of the Management Elections Organizing Committee obtained by CTV Information, Conservative MP and Poilievre marketing campaign co-chair Tim Uppal raised “the practices of promoting membership” inside Brown’s camp.

“In the course of the management context, the Poilievre marketing campaign acquired repeated stories that organizers working for the Brown marketing campaign had been arranging to refund membership charges paid by individuals who agreed to hitch the Occasion utilizing the marketing campaign internet portal. from Brown,” the letter says.

Brown denies the claims.


The mayor of Brampton additionally advised CTV’s query interval that he wouldn’t be operating as a federal member of parliament underneath Poilievre’s management.

“Due to the positions he has taken, which don’t converse of an inclusive Conservative Occasion, I feel it might be an electoral catastrophe. I’m not concerned about being part of one other misplaced election,” he mentioned.

Nonetheless, he says he would run on the federal degree if Jean Charest, Leslyn Lewis, Scott Aitchison or Roman Baber held the highest job.


Time is operating out for Brown to formally decide out of one other mayoral run. He has till August 19 to declare himself a candidate.

Requested if he had made up his thoughts, Brown mentioned solely that he’s “dedicated” to the race for the management of the federal Conservative Occasion.

“I’ve no plans to register, I nonetheless really feel very assured that I can win this race and put the Conservative Occasion able to defeat the Liberals and the NDP within the subsequent election,” he mentioned.

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