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News Analysis May 24, 2022 5:12 PM EST

WATCH: Pierre Poilievre says he will ban 'ministers and other top officials from involvement with the World Economic Forum'

"I have made it clear that my ministers in my government will be banned from participating in the World Economic Forum when I'm in government," said Poilievre.

WATCH: Pierre Poilievre says he will ban 'ministers and other top officials from involvement with the World Economic Forum'
Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Montreal, QC

Conservative leadership frontrunner Pierre Poilievre announced on Monday that, as prime minister, he would ban ministers and other top officials from involvement with the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Poilievre posted a video on Monday showing him speaking to supporters, where he said that those involved with the WEF would not be permitted in his cabinet.

"I have made it clear that my ministers in my government will be banned from participating in the World Economic Forum when I'm in government.

"Work for Canada! If you want to go Davos, to that conference, make it a one way ticket. But you can't be part of our government and working for a policy agenda that is against the interest of our people."

The World Economic Forum, founded by Klaus Schwab, is an annual summit made up of many of the world's leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. There has been a debate as of recent months over the purpose of the WEF, with critics, including Poilievre, saying that the forum subverts democracy and instead serves a globalist agenda that hurts Canadians.

Schwab has been criticized for bragging about embedding WEF members into global cabinets, including that of Justin Trudeau's, which he says is made up of mostly WEF members.

In a video from a Harvard speech in 2017, Schwab said that he is "proud" of the "young generation, like Prime Minister Trudeau," as well as President of Argentina Mauricio Macri, and others.

"We penetrate the cabinets," said Schwab, before bragging that he knows for a fact that "half... or even more than half of Trudeau's cabinet are actually Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum."

In 2016, Schwab personally thanked Trudeau for his dedication to the World Economic Forum, stating that he "could not imagine anybody that could represent more the world that we've come out of this 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' than Justin Trudeau."

Notable WEF members Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Families Karina Gould, Minister of Innovation François-Philippe Champagne, and former MP Scott Brison.

Others have dismissed the WEF's involvement in government as a conspiracy theory and have pointed out holes in Poilievre's arguments against the summit.

On Monday, Toronto Sun columnist Brian Lilley wrote that Poilievre would have excluded Stephen Harper from his cabinet because he spoke at the WEF summit, and accused Poilievre of shilling "conspiracy theories to sell memberships."

Lilley says that Poilievre's campaign co-chair, John Baird, should be fired "since he attended and spoke for Canada at the WEF in 2014."

Lilley also dismisses the notion that the WEF has unchecked power inside of cabinets, writing: "Schwab’s call to have a 'Great Reset' in the economy as part of the recovery from COVID-19 has been the focus for those who see the WEF as an organization with too much power.

"There are regular claims that the WEF controls governments, including Justin Trudeau’s cabinet, and fixes elections. None of this is true, bit it's shared widely online, and it's the people who buy into these conspiracy theories that Poilievre is trying to attract in his bid to win the leadership of the Conservative Party."

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