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Pierre Poilievre: Conservative leader targeting Justin Trudeau's party

Canada's new Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre has vowed to "fight tooth and nail" for Canadians as he sets his sights on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government.

"Canadians are hurting, and it is our job to transform that hurt into hope," Mr Poilievre said in his first address to his party caucus on Monday.

Mr Poilievre was elected leader of the Conservative party on Saturday after winning it in a landslide first-ballot victory with nearly 70% of the vote from party members.

Commentators have said the leader of the right-wing party will usher in a new era of populist politics in Canada.

Mr Poilievre, 43, campaigned on a promise to reduce taxes and to tackle inflation and the rising prices of food and petrol, and to increase individual liberties.


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