Pierre Poilievre’s campaign claims record-breaking Conservative memberships sales in bid for party leadership

OTTAWA—From its early days, Pierre Poilievre’s bid for leadership of the Conservative Party was being called a movement by those in his inner circle.

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And now, it appears that the movement has broken sales records in the Conservative Party and even surpassed what liberals sold in the race to crown Justin Trudeau.

Poilievre’s campaign said Saturday that 311,958 subscriptions were sold directly by his campaign, with sources reporting that the star alone had sold upwards of 70,000 in the 48 hours before the Friday midnight sales deadline.

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This number would eclipse the total membership sold for each of the party’s 2020 and 2017 leadership races, and cement his position as the front runner among the six vying for the job.

By comparison – the winner of the 2017 contest, Andrew Scheer, sold less than 10,000 subscriptions directly in support of his bid.

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