Establishment Quebecer Charest entering leadership race, promising victory...just not for the West
National Post: 'Charest told the National Post in an exclusive English interview, before he formalizes his announcement tonight at a rally in Calgary that he’s been preparing all his life to become leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and then prime minister of Canada.
'“I will make this party win,” insisted Charest. “Not only will it win, but I will deliver a majority national government with representation in every part of the country, and I want to put Alberta back at the table, where decisions are shaped and made… I know how significant that is.”'
After Scheer and O'Toole, Charest will be enough to kill the CPC and redirect populist energies to a victor elsewhere.