Alex Boutilier Reporter
  • Ottawa
  • Toronto Star

Alex Boutilier is a national politics reporter with the Toronto Star's Ottawa bureau. Originally from Cape Breton, he has covered municipal politics in Halifax and Ottawa, provincial politics in Nova Scotia, and crime and entertainment in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Boutilier has been covering Parliament Hill for the Star since 2013, and has lived in Ottawa since 2012.

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  • the Conservative Party

136 Articles
about 1 year ago
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This was the moment that Conservative insiders knew Erin O’Toole would lose the election

Decisions made by the leader’s election team are under intense scrutiny as the party comes to grips with a third stra...

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about 1 year ago
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Erin O'Toole's fight to remain Conservative leader has begun

A source close to the Conservative campaign told the Star O’Toole will encourage the caucus to adopt Reform Act measu...

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about 1 year ago
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Conservatives on track to surpass 2019 seat count but still much remains up in the air

But despite gains in the Atlantic, whether they managed to make any meaningful gains in Ontario was too hard to tell,...

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about 1 year ago
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O’Toole’s campaign chair says holding Trudeau to a minority would be a win for the Conservatives

The Erin O’Toole campaign would consider it a win if they can hold the Liberals to a minority government in today’s f...

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about 1 year ago
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Erin O’Toole dodges questions as Conservatives roll through the 905

Conservative campaign holds a series of whistle stops in GTA in the dying days of the election campaign, as polls sig...

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about 1 year ago
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Erin O’Toole calls pandemic election “un-Canadian” in final push for votes

Conservative leader goes personal as polls suggest the O’Toole campaign is in trouble in Ontario, calls Trudeau’s ele...

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about 1 year ago
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Insiders fear Conservatives are losing the election as party makes a last-minute appeal for help

Erin O’Toole’s campaign appeals for more boots on the ground as the federal election heads into crucial weekend for m...

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about 1 year ago
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Far-right and white nationalist groups urge followers to support Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party ...

Like the Reform Party in the early 90s, white nationalist groups see Maxime Bernier’s party as a vehicle to oppose im...

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about 1 year ago
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What are the federal leaders promising this election? Use our tool to compare each party’s policies

We’ve analyzed the policies of the Liberal, Conservative, NDP and Green parties. Here’s what they’re pledging to do t...

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about 1 year ago
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‘Something wrong is happening.’ Distrust and anger on display at People’s Party protest outside l...

The People’s Party of Canada has objected to the decision to exclude its leader from the two official debates.

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about 1 year ago
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Conservatives promise more than $51B in new spending over 5 years — and deficits almost as big as...

The Conservatives’ election platform commits the party to $51.28 billion in new spending over the next five years, wh...

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about 1 year ago
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Protesters pelt Trudeau with rocks outside London campaign stop

Liberal leader says he won’t back down as “anti-vaxxer mobs” attempt to disrupt his campaign events.

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