Watch all of The Rebel's footage from the 2018 CPC convention in Halifax

Rebel Staff

In late August 2018, Conservatives from across Canada gathered in Halifax for the Conservative Party of Canada convention.

The Rebel was going to report on the convention, of course. We had even purchased an exhibitor booth.

But then, after applying for extra media accreditation, Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives changed their minds and suddenly banned The Rebel from their convention.

Well, of course, we went anyway! We even hosted a party for delegates which had a line going out the door!

But The Rebel wasn't the only source of controversy in Halifax. Just before the event began, Quebec MP Maxime Bernier announced he was leaving the Conservatives to form his own "true conservative" party.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford spoke at the convention and called for Andrew Scheer to be a true conservative and not succumb to pressure from the left-wing media.

Then a policy vote on supply management (one of Bernier's pet issues) was delayed and never taken to the floor.

And the weekend was capped with the revelation of a leaked booklet from the Dairy Farmers of Canada, saying that Andrew Scheer had cut a backroom deal with them.

The Rebel team of Ezra Levant and Sheila Gunn Reid were there for all that excitement, and more! You can watch all our reporting from Halifax on this page.

If you like the fact that we are working hard to keep the Conservative Party truly conservative, please consider chipping in to help cover the cost of sending our team to Halifax — the airfare, taxi fare and economical rooms cost the four of us approximately $5,000. 


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