The Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) has elected Pierre Poilievre, a pro-Bitcoin Ontario Member of Parliament, as the it’s new leader.
Poilievre amassed more than 68% of the votes. His closest rival, former Quebec premier, Jean Charest, managed a meager 16% of total votes.
Poilievre was also the preferred candidate in almost every single riding (electoral district) across Canada.
Poilievre may likely battle current Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, for Canada’s top job in the 2025 federal election, giving Canadians a shot to elect a pro-Bitcoin Prime Minister.
Poilievre has been a strong bitcoin activist, owning at least $10,000 in units of Purpose Bitcoin, a Canadian bitcoin exchange-traded fund.
Poilievre has promised to make Canada the blockchain centre of the world.
Poilievre has also railed against the Bank of Canada for failing to temper runaway inflation. He also promised that under his premiership, he would fire the central bank’s governor, audit the bank’s activities, and stop the development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC).