Denial of access

Conservative party denies convention accreditation to Pivot

The Conservative Party of Canada denied accreditation to cover its annual convention to independent progressive media outlet Pivot. 

The CPC never responded to Pivot’s request to cover the Sept. 16, 2023 convention in Québec City, reported Quebec-based media Pivot

Pivot was one of several publications whose accreditation to the conference was denied.

The CPC’s director of communications suggested to several publications that they could apply for “observer” status – which, publisher Dru Oja Jay of The Breach (another outlet denied access to the convention) noted in an interview with Le Devoir, would have cost $1,700.