Power & Politics speaks with Conservative leadership candidates
14 candidates are vying to be Canada's next Opposition leader
Conservatives will pick their new party leader next month by mailing in ranked ballots for several weeks leading up to a convention in Toronto on May 26 and 27.
Over the past year, Power & Politics has spoken to all 14 candidates for the leadership. Here are those interviews.
Kellie Leitch was the first to enter the race to be the next Conservative Party leader. This interview took place April 21, 2016. During the conversation, Leitch became visibly emotional when explaining her role in the party's 2015 election promise to introduce a barbaric cultural practices tip line.
This interview took place Feb. 7, 2017, one week after the shooting at a Quebec City mosque. Blaney discusses why he wants to revisit the debate over wearing a niqab during the citizenship oath and his plans for First Nations reserves if elected leader.
In this Jan. 6, 2017 interview, Deepak Obhrai takes aim at rivals Steven Blaney and Kellie Leitch for their views on immigration, and makes the case for why the Conservative Party needs to expand its base to other Canadians.
Pierre Lemieux explains why he's against the government's anti-Islamophobia motion in this Feb. 15, 2017 interview.
On the deadline day for candidates to drop out of the race, Michael Chong explains why he's not going anywhere. He also gets asked about that bizarre story of a journalist who tried to breastfeed his son. This interview took place March 31, 2017.
The Vancouver-based businessman weighs in on getting rid of corporate taxes and why he thinks MPs who don't show up in the House during the leadership race should reimburse their salaries. This interview aired Dec. 15, 2016.
Andrew Saxton outlines the direction he wants to take the Conservative Party as leader. This interview took place Jan. 12, 2017.
The former immigration minister discusses his role in the previous Conservative government's proposed barbaric cultural practices tip line and why he wants a second chance from voters. Rosemary Barton spoke with Alexander on Oct. 13, 2016.
In this Sept. 28, 2016 interview, the former House of Commons Speaker discusses social conservatism, his stance on gay marriage and abortion and promoting inclusiveness in the party.
After O'Toole released an ad targeting Kevin O'Leary on Feb. 7, 2017, the leadership candidate explains his strategy behind the mock video in the era of "fake news."
Brad Trost shares his message to Kevin O'Leary after his leadership rival came out with claims of vote-rigging in the party's race. This interview aired March 17, 2017.
Lisa Raitt weighs in on vote-rigging allegations and the Senator Don Meredith scandal in this March 20, 2017 interview.
In this bombastic March 29, 2017 interview, O'Leary makes the case for why he's the best person to fix the "collapsing" economy and explains his position on immigration, border security and refugees.