Conservative Party of Canada

The Conservative Party's Opportunity For Real Change

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada
Kokulan Mahendiran

While the main output of the ongoing battle for the Conservative Party of Canada's leadership has been a deluge of candidates, a few interesting policies have also surfaced.

Bernier's Selling The Unapologetic Conservatism I Signed Up For

Kyle G. Mirecki | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada Politics
Kyle G. Mirecki

I joined the Conservative Party of Canada because of Stephen Harper. I am staying because there is a principled way for us to earn our way back into government, and his name is Maxime Bernier.

Kevin O'Leary Can't Lead The Conservatives And They Know It

Andrew Tumilty | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Andrew Tumilty

Should Conservative party members decide that reality TV star Kevin O'Leary is the best choice to carry the party forward, they will have to contend with the party's own past. Attack ads against O'Leary have already been written, and they're quite effective. Problem is, the Conservatives wrote them.

How 1970s Izzy Asper Meets Today's Maxime Bernier

David Asper | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Politics
David Asper

My dad wrote about tax policy, to be sure, but it was in the larger context of how Canada ought to be in fiscal, social and constitutional terms. He was concerned about the expansion of the role of government because it would have to be financed with higher and broader taxes, which he likened to a forced confiscation of property.

Elevate Conservative Leadership Candidates Who Reject Populist Rhetoric

Aaron Binder | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Aaron Binder

Radical populism has shown its ugly face during this leadership race, and that face is the dual-headed hydra of Kellie Leitch and Kevin O'Leary. The concern is that if radical populism in the Conservative Party is left unchecked, it threatens to overtake meaningful and nuanced candidates like Bernier and Chong.

The Sharks Should Be Circling Kevin O'Leary

Keith Beardsley | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

As O'Leary or his campaign team commits another blunder by posting a video of him having fun at a shooting range just as the funerals for the Mosque victims in Quebec starts, sharks of every colour -- blue, red, orange and green -- should be circling around him.

Some Entirely Unsolicited Political Advice For Kevin O'Leary

Mark Towhey | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Politics
Mark Towhey

He's the latest (last?) candidate to join the race to replace Stephen Harper as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. He has no political experience and doesn't speak French. Still, I think he has a better chance of winning than most of the candidates in the ring so far.

‘Hail King Trump,' Says Kevin O'Leary In Interview

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Politics

“I think the next five years are going to be amazing."

Tory MP Calls Cabinet Shuffle A Distraction From PM's 'Outlandish Holidays'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Politics

The prime minister made some key changes 10 days before Donald Trump's inauguration.

Conservative Voters Want A Leader With Something New To Say

Garnett Genuis | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Politics
Garnett Genuis

After the success of Donald Trump, multiple candidates are venturing into that version of the imitation game - in tone, in style, in tactics or in substance. Their failure to recognize fundamental differences in the political culture and the leadership selection processes in both countries will be their undoing.

Jason Kenney Congratulated Michael Ignatieff And Everyone's Confused

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Politics

Ignatieff had been the Conservative Party's favourite target.

Here's Some Free Advice For Kevin O'Leary

Keith Beardsley | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

I was asked if Kevin O'Leary could beat Trudeau and my answer was "possibly." Obviously O'Leary's action is interesting, but it is only the first step to actually doing something, the first step to moving beyond blowing smoke and hot air.

Tory Leadership Contenders Slam O'Leary's Comments On Military

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Politics

O'Leary reportedly said, "there is nothing proud about being a warrior.''

Storm Clouds Are On The Horizon For The Trudeau Government

Keith Beardsley | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

There are issues requiring tough decisions that a few selfies will not provide him with enough cover nor will they help him to change the channel to better issues or allow for better optics. His recent foot in mouth moment over his comments on Fidel Castro is just this past weekend's storm cloud. We also have other storm clouds developing on the horizon.

Joshua Ostroff

Suzuki Slams Conservative Party's Trump-Like 'Rejection Of Facts' | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Politics

Much like climate change, the effects of Donald Trump's election will not stay on the southern side of the border.

Book Excerpt: The Fight For A Principled Foreign Policy

Garnett Genuis | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Politics
Garnett Genuis

The previous Conservative government, imperfectly but sincerely, applied a principle-based lens to foreign policy decisions. This approach periodically won acclaim across the political spectrum, finding adherents even within the Liberal Party. Yet, to some Canadian Liberals, this approach was not only wrong-headed, it was entirely unintelligible.

Althia Raj

Leitch Suggests She's Not Worried Racists May Support Her Campaign | Althia Raj | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Politics

She said she'll continue with the promise to screen immigrants' values.

Tory Leadership Debate Turns Into Autopsy Of 2015 Election

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Notably absent was the most controversial candidate — Kellie Leitch.

Tory Leadership Candidates Sound Off On Trump, Trade, Immigration

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Politics

The 12 people vying to lead the federal Conservative Party also took jabs at the Trudeau government's proposed carbon tax.

Conservative Leadership Race: The Dirty Dozen Plus

Keith Beardsley | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

At last count we had 12 people who have entered the Conservative leadership race or who have said they will enter it, all believing in their own mind that they can be the next prime minister of Canada, assuming of course they win the next federal election.

Tory Says Trudeau Visit Actually Helped Him Win Alberta Byelection

CP | Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics

"We couldn't keep up with sign requests."

Tory Leadership Race: Here's Who's In, Who's Out, Who's Mulling A Bid

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada Politics

Some are still working on a bid. Others haven't made up their minds.

Steven Blaney Joins Conservative Leadership Contest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2016 | Canada Politics

He's been an MP since 2006.

Chris Alexander: 'Barbaric Cultural Practices' Is Why Tories Lost Election

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 10.09.2016 | Canada Politics

Regrets, he has a few.

Conservatives Double Down On Divisive Policies Canadians Rejected

Michel Picard | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Michel Picard

The wedge politics and fearmongering of the Conservatives in the last election were resoundingly rejected by Canadians. Whether it is Kellie Leitch playing to xenophobia with her values test or Tony Clement gleefully trampling our rights, it seems the Conservative Party still hasn't gotten the memo.