Report: Harper Leaves Conservative Fund, Seeks To Stop Charest

With the establishment press pushing Charest to takeover the Conservative Party, Harper is seeking to block that from happening.

Jean Charest’s potential bid to lead the Conservative Party is facing yet another massive roadblock.

After Conservatives expressed intense outrage against Charest when it was revealed the former Quebec Liberal Premier was advising Communist China’s Huawei, it was clear his leadership bid had already received a crippling blow.

And now, former Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set to fight against Charest’s bid.

As Harper shared on Twitter, the former PM is leaving the Conservative Fund:

“I thank Irving Gerstein & Directors of Conservative Fund Canada for their hard work over the years. Their record of fundraising & expenditure management has been unparalleled in federal politics, w/ issues managed quickly & professionally. It has been a pleasure to serve w/ them.”

According to a Macleans report, Harper resigned to fight against Charest:

“And since the first version of this article was posted, two top Conservative sources have told Maclean’s that Harper’s main goal in resigning is to free himself up to block Jean Charest’s campaign for the party leadership.

Charest, the former Quebec premier who was Progressive Conservative party leader from 1993 to 1998, called Harper before Christmas to seek his blessing for a run, a source with knowledge of the situation said. Harper refused to give it, saying the party is no longer the party Charest led. As it becomes increasingly clear that Charest is serious about a run, Harper has decided to become directly involved in the campaign, sources said.”

As many have noted, a Charest-led Conservative Party would be basically indistinguishable from the Trudeau Liberals. Charest supports a carbon tax, had repeatedly demanded higher federal transfers for the Quebec government, wants to increase restrictions on law-abiding Canadian gun owners, and is generally seen as a creature of the elites, rather than a representative of working class Canadians and the Conservative base.

With Harper seeking to stop Charest, Charest’s long-shot bid is now even more unlikely.

Spencer Fernando

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Don Taylor

Harper should run for PM

Donald O'Kane

Charest is just another Liberal looking to decimate Canada. We DON’T need another leftist Liberal party in this country. Who would stand up for working class Canadians if that happened then?

alan skelhorne

we don,t need another Quebecer ruining this country, this is the doings of Trudeau who said it would be a great move to have jean charest running.

BRUNO

Ah yes Trudeau and Charest are made of the same clothing they receive money from China.If that is not foreign political interfence I do not know what it is.

Alan

I miss PM Harper.

Del

He wasn’t perfect but was a hell of a lot better than the dancing clown we now have. At least with Harper, what we saw is what we got. With Trudeau, what we see has nothing to do with what we get.

Ann

God Bless Stephen Harper, Canada’s best Prime Minister ever! Stephen Harper is looking out for Middle Class Canadians! We agree, Stephen Harper, Canada does not need another Liberal Party. God Forbid!!

Del

The Liberal Party we have is already one too many.

Major Tom

The CPC has, I believe, been successfully infiltrated and steered off course….The damage is within!

Jane

Thank you, Mr. Harper,for stepping in to STOP yet another Liberal Lite from hi-jacking the Conservative party – AGAIN. Once was more than enough with Andrew Scheer.
Though my vote – as their party platform stands now – WILL be with Mr. Bernier and the PPC.
It’ll take a move even more to the right for the Conservatives to get my vote back again, if ever.

Exiled Maritimer

Charest would do everyone a favour if he just announced he was running to replace Trudeau

Miles Lunn

I seriously doubt Charest will win, I think if he runs it is more to play kingmaker as he would do well in Quebec and could pick up enough to swing support behind a certain candidate. Still even those bashing him here, party does need to do better in Quebec so if not him, we need a strong Quebec lieutenant who can help win over those voting CAQ provincially but going elsewhere federally. Party doesn’t need to win majority of seats in Quebec to win election, but it needs to do better. I would say at minimum, Tories need 20… Read more »