Conservative Party of Canada

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.

Immigration Values Test Shows Conservatives Still Don't Get It

Arif Virani | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Arif Virani

The recent revelations that Conservative Party leadership candidate Kellie Leitch has been consulting conservatives around the country about whether we need to screen newcomers to our country for "anti-Canadian values" prior to permitting them entry is both disappointing and, unfortunately, not surprising.

Ambrose Against Proposal To Screen For 'Anti-Canadian Values'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.04.2016 | Canada Politics

She said Leitch's proposal was "badly worded.''

Canada Can Help Support The Long-Term Success Of Refugees

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Yiu

Canada is a young country and we lack the long history and cultural heritage like European countries. We do not share the American Dream nor America's melting-pot culture. Thus, we provide better ground for multiculturalism to flourish; we let refugees and immigrants from around the world preserve their culture and heritage.

Ranked Ballot Voting System Might Not Give Grits The Edge: Experts

CP | Joan Bryden | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Politics

Assuming a Liberal advantage is "very much wrong-headed'' and "far too simplistic."

Tory Leadership Candidate Favours Free-Trade Deal With China

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Politics

Maxime Bernier said he believes Canada would emerge a winner in any such agreement and be able to increase its exports by $7.7 billion a year.

Lisa Raitt 'Leaning Positively' Towards Tory Leadership Bid

CBC | CBC News | Posted 07.16.2016 | Canada Politics

"I'm north of 50 per cent (likely to run)."

Tories Considering Leadership Bids Mull It Over At Convention

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2016 | Canada Politics

One of the factors for the party executive is money.

Tories Axe Policy Against Same-Sex Marriage

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2016 | Canada Politics

The Conservative party wiped a policy opposing same sex marriage off its books Saturday.

Gender Equity: We Need A Genuine Shift In The Political Landscape

Reva Seth | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Reva Seth

These next few days are like festival season for political people: in Winnipeg the Liberal Party is gathering for the 2016 Biennial Convention while over in Vancouver, the Conservative Party are also in the midst of their national convention. Gender equity and increasing the number of female candidates will be a hot topic for both. PM Trudeau and his core team have this made this a clear priority for this Liberal Party and for the Conservatives, a more gender inclusive party has to be an essential part of their renewal efforts.

Was Harper Really The Worst Canadian Prime Minister In History?

Robbie Kreger-Smith | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Robbie Kreger-Smith

Does the inevitable stagnation that comes with a decade in power automatically cast a departed leader as the worst in history? Many will point at Harper's dictatorial approach to governance, his deficits, his disregard for science or his political gamesmanship as proof that he was. I don't think this type of hyperbole is worthwhile nor productive.

Young Conservatives Want The Party's Attention

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Politics

It's frustrating to many young Conservatives that people think Trudeau first when it comes to appealing to young voters.

Ambrose Has Proven Herself Worthy Of Permanent Tory Leadership

Andrew Perez | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Andrew Perez

If Conservatives are shrewd as they convene in Vancouver this week for their party's convention, they will plead with Ambrose to run for the party's permanent leadership while requesting a not insignificant change to the party's constitution that would allow the party's interim leader to contest the permanent leadership.

Tory Grassroots Want Change, More Power At Upcoming Convention

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2016 | Canada Politics

It's the first time party members will gather since the Conservatives lost power last fall.