Conservative leader Pierre Poiliver is holding one-on-one meetings with each Conservative MP to assess their interests as he prepares to assemble his front bench of critics.
The meetings come ahead of the expected announcement of Poilivar’s “shadow cabinet” in mid-October, multiple sources tell Granthshala News, at the time of a week-long break in the House of Commons action.
While the Poiliver era has begun on a relatively quiet note – despite Thursday’s fight between the new Conservative leader and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – sources familiar with the transition suggest that slow, behind-the-scenes moves within the party are important, which Poiliver The team believes the Conservatives need to be prepared for the next general election.
And there is a significant amount of work to be done. The Office of the Leader of the Opposition (OLO) saw business following the electoral defeat of Erin O’Toole in 2021 and his exit in 2022 – and continued under the interim leadership of Candice Bergen.
“I think part of it is, look, you don’t want to hitch your wagon, not knowing what’s going to happen (with the party),” Staffing departs before Polivar’s lead victory. said a conservative source.
The source, and four others with knowledge of the transition work, agreed to speak to Granthshala on the condition that they not be named.
“Just because something was conducted a certain way under a leader doesn’t mean it makes sense. So I think there is a full-scale review (of party operations), that’s why You are seeing people taking time.”
Poillivre’s press secretary, Anthony Koch, said in a statement that the transition team does not comment on staffing and does not conduct interviews.
The source mentioned that while most of the media attention will be focused on the plume front bench position, there will be a lot of work behind the scenes for the MPs as the party prepares.
“Whether it’s shadow critic roles or, you know, ongoing projects or anything else, but we’re not only getting people back to work after the lead[competition]but these two and a half years of weird virtual Parliament,” the source said.
“(Polyivre) is a person who chews on an issue or … goes really deep into an issue.”
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“And I think instead of trying to do it (about) 40 things really well, that you focus on one or two that will bring the team forward.”
One of the new leadership team’s main priorities is to improve the party’s data handling – an important aspect of modern campaigning, and an area where there is broad consensus, with the Conservatives chasing badly governed liberals.
Data handling includes such things as voter identification, and guides parties’ decisions as to which ridings they are targeting, what messages are most effective in a given area, and where the leader should spend most of his time traveling. Must spend These also include mining vast amounts of information that are not immediately apparent to outsiders – including their political rivals.
Following Poiliver’s decisive first ballot leadership victory, Hamish Marshall – who spearheaded Andrew Scheer’s leadership campaign and the party’s 2019 national campaign – wrote on LinkedIn that his company had used social media “likes” to translate Poiliver voters. Developed a custom data platform.
“It was our job to take offers of support from social media and turn it into a meaningful process of selling memberships, raising money, and volunteering to get data so everyone can vote,” Marshall wrote.
“It was a big challenge, especially because there was no time to prepare. We had to assemble the machine while it was already working. ,
A source cautioned that The data requirements for a national campaign are vastly more complex than those required to secure leadership. But a second source acknowledged that translating Polyver’s significant social-media reach into actionable voter data is likely to play a role in the new system.
The source added, “(Polyver) meshes with whatever he says and the way he tells them (on social media).
“And we need (people) who can understand what we get back. For a long time, we got a lot of the stuff back, but no one was mining it in a way that would be useful in any form to the good… target seats in the future. ,
Polliver’s choice for the party’s new executive director, Mike Kreuz, will oversee the change in data operations.
Kreuz, the Ontario PC’s current executive director, was involved in the provincial party’s transition from CIMS—the aging “component information management system” employed by the federal party—to a more modern system of its own.
But multiple sources told Granthshala News that the party does not intend to make any major changes to its electoral machine. When O’Toole won the leadership in 2020, his team believed Trudeau could call an election at any time – which is why he had to outsourcing some of their election work Such as data and some strategic communication planning, rather than building the party’s internal infrastructure.
“We are way behind in what we are campaigning for,” a source said.
“And so you have a new guy who comes in who effectively uses social media to data mine, in an operation that doesn’t have the tools to use[he]. So we’re going to use that on a large scale.” Tool for
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