The Conservative Party of Canada elects a pro-Bitcoin enthusiast named Pierre Poilievre as party leader.
- A bitcoiner will be leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
- Pierre Poilievre won the race for the lead in a landslide
- It plans to make Canada the “Blockchain capital of the world”.
Bitcoin and the crypto world is becoming more entrenched in politics. And this is the latest news: the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) elected the member of Parliament of Ontario pro-Bitcoin, Pierre Poilievre, as the new party leader on Saturday.
Poilievre won more than 68% of the Conservative vote, far ahead of his closest rival, former Quebec Premier Jean Charest, who only managed to get 16% of the total vote. Poilievre not only dominated in the vote count, but was also the preferred candidate in almost every electoral district in Canada, he says. Coindesk.
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As the new leader of the PCP, Poilievre is now set to fight incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for Canada’s top seat in the 2025 federal election. This means Canadians could get a chance to vote and elect a Prime Minister. pro-Bitcoin, which would be novel in the country.
“The government is ruining the Canadian dollar, so Canadians should be free to use other money, like Bitcoin”Poilievre said earlier this year.
Poilievre has been a defender of Bitcoin, even going so far as to buy a shawarma with Bitcoin in Tahini’s London during his campaign for leadership.
@PierrePoilievre will be coming to Tahinis London to buy a Shawarma with #bitcoin ⚡️
All bitcoiners are invited. Free up your calendars ???????
The more people the better. Let’s show our support for Pierre & #bitcoin ✊????
Tahinis Westmount Location 1:00 PM Monday March 28th ????RT???? pic.twitter.com/WXe7T0Sr7J
— Tahinis Restaurants (@TheRealTahinis) March 23, 2022
With bitcoins in the wallet
In addition, he owns, according to Coindesk, at least USD $10,000 in BTC that he keeps in PurposeBitcoin, a Canadian publicly traded fund Bitcoin, according to his political revelations.
But not only Bitcoinalso defends technology, and in this regard has said:
“I want to make Canada the Blockchain capital of the world.”
Likewise, like many people in the crypto ecosystem, Poilievre is critical of fiat currency. He has spoken out against the Bank of Canada for failing to tame runaway inflation. He also promised that as prime minister he would fire the central bank governor, audit the bank’s activities, and stop the development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC).
“The Bank of Canada has zero business developing its own digital currency. as PM [Primer Ministro]would drop that and instead allow the Auditor General to audit their $400 billion money printing fiasco,” Poilievre tweeted a few months ago.
The Bank of Canada has zero business developing its own digital currency.
As PM, I would scrap that and instead allow the Auditor General to audit their $400 billion money-printing fiasco.
— Pierre Poilievre (@PierrePoilievre) April 28, 2022
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