If Poilievre wins leadership, but fails to pivot to the centre, Quebec Tory MP Godin says he will ‘reflect’ on his own ‘future political life’

After the Conservative leadership election concludes on Sept. 10, party unity will depend on the direction the new leader decides to go, whether that’s leaning into populism or pivoting to the centre, says Tasha Kheiriddin, author and co-chair of the Jean Charest campaign.

The Conservative Party will elect a new leader on Sept. 10, but already one Quebec Conservative MP is warning that the results could cause him to re-evaluate his future with the party.

The unity of the Conservative Party after the leadership election will depend largely on the direction the new leader decides to take, says Tasha Kheiriddin, co-chair of Jean Charest’s Conservative leadership campaign. It will also impact whether three-term Conservative MP Joël Godin, who won his Portneuf-Jacques-Cartier, Que., riding with 51 per cent of the vote in the 2021 election, remains with the party.

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