Pierre Poilievre made a number of stops all through the Okanagan Saturday – Kelowna Information

Madison Erhardt

It was a packed house Saturday afternoon at the Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club as Conservative leadership race frontrunner Pierre Poilievre addressed a crowd of over 1000 people.

“The reason I am running for Prime Minister is to put you back in control of your life by making Canada the freest nation on earth,” Poilievre said to the crowd.

Poilievre was taken aback by the large crowd on hand.

“Look at this crowd Tracy, unbelievable. It is clear that the people of the Okanagan are ready to take back control of their lives,” Poilievre said.

The Ottawa-area MP’s first stop in Kelowna was at the BC SPCA branch.

Poilievre donated $100 of bitcoin to the BC SPCA and backed Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola MP Dan Albas’ bill to remove taxes on Bitcoin and crypto donations to charities.

While at the branch, Poilievre took part in an exclusive interview with Castanet news about his campaign and his promise of freedom.

“People feel like they have lost control of their lives, whether it is the fact the government is taking away people’s medical freedom, and opposing never-ending lockdowns. The young people have suffered from depression as a result of losing access to their sporting and social activities or the people who have lost their jobs simply because of a medical choice and finally we have young people who have lost the freedom to own their own home because house prices are up over $1 million dollars in places like Vancouver.”

“So what does this mean? It means that we need to continue to unleash the free enterprise economy to allow people to earn a big paycheque – an inflation-proof paycheque so they can afford a home, afford quality food and also the control of their own medical decisions so that we have individual autonomy again,” Poilievre said.

Poilievre recently spoke to a full house of students in Vancouver UBC.

“Young people want to take back control of their lives. They want to live in the freest country on earth and I am giving them hope that they can do that. My message of making Canada the freest county is inspiring to our young people. Youth want to adventure, and work and pursue their dreams, by a home and raise a family all things that I am going to enable by removing the regulatory gatekeepers to get more houses built, more jobs created, more paycheques in people’s hands and to get conflation back down to the ground,” Poilievre told Castanet.

The MP will make his way to the Schubert Centre in Vernon at 7 p.m. tonight.

Poilievre is running up against Patrick Brown, Jean Charest, Leslyn Lewis, Scott Aitchison and Roman Baber.
The party will pick its new leader on Sept.10, 2022.

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