Conservative Party of Canada

Conservative Party Lowers Membership Fees After MP Criticism

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2016 | Canada Politics

A one-year membership has dropped to $15 from $25, and a two-year membership is down to $25 from $30.

Can Open Party Membership Unite The Left?

Keith Beardsley | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

Anyone who signs up with the Liberals (with no membership fee involved) will have the right to take part in policy development, nomination meetings, conventions and future elections of the leader. The Conservatives have gone in the opposite direction to the Liberals with their new $25 membership fee that has to be paid by cheque or credit card. In effect the Conservatives have managed to make themselves more exclusive rather than inclusive. The Liberals have broadened their tent while the Conservatives shrank theirs. Time will tell who made the right move.

Money Didn't Guarantee Votes In The 2015 Election: Analysis

CP | Jordan Press and Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2016 | Canada Politics

But not spending enough to at least stay competitive was an almost certain path to defeat.

Zi-Ann Lum

Tories' Plan To Win In 2019? Pass 'Rich White Guys' Rep To Liberals

HuffingtonPost.com | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Politics

We spent part of our weekend to hang out with 300 conservatives to get a sense of how the party wants 'reconnect' with Canadians.

$5-Million Tory Leadership Spending Cap Raises Eyebrows

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Politics

"That's a lot of money for individual people to raise."

Rick Mercer: O'Leary's Shameless Trump Act Is 'Embarrassing'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Politics

"He's like a Rod Stewart impersonator. Big crowds in small towns only."

These Federal Tories Are Testing The Waters For Leadership

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Five potential hopefuls took the stage.

The Conservatives' Rhetoric On Pipelines Is A Blast From The Past

Greg MacNeil | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Greg MacNeil

Rather than engaging in a robust post-election rebuilding process and seeking to broaden its base, the Conservative party has decided to retreat into their comfort zone of regional grievance politics. Under the leadership of Rona Ambrose, the Conservatives appear to be abandoning any attempt to repair the national coalition that swept them to power in 2006. Indeed, today they look more like the Canadian Alliance of the early 2000s than the governing Conservatives of the last 10 years. The latest and most obvious example of this is the party's recent opposition day motion on the Energy East pipeline.

The World Needs More Canada

Erin O'Toole | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Erin O'Toole

The Conservative government's approach to countering the Islamic State (ISIS) threat was a three-pillared plan that combined allied military action, alongside direct foreign aid, and support for refugees and the dislocated in the region. In many ways, the plan brought to the last Parliament by the Conservatives was consistent with the Pearsonian worldview that Canada has a duty to take collective action with our friends to advance liberty for others and provide security at home.

Trudeau Shows Worrying Disregard For Canada's Economic Diversity

Erin O'Toole | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Erin O'Toole

The role of the Canadian government in both the short and long term should be to embrace and foster the growth of all parts of our diverse economy. The government should certainly not champion some sectors and demoralize others. Sadly, we have already started to see that approach by the Trudeau government.

Althia Raj

O'Leary Unfit To Be Tory Leader, Says Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Politics

“He talks nonsense.”

Kevin O'Leary, Conservative Leader? Not As Crazy As You May Think

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Politics

He might actually have a shot at it, if he's interested.

At Least An O'Leary Conservative Leadership Would Be Honest

Jerry Dias | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

That a man like Kevin O'Leary, famous for his nasty turn on the CBC's Dragon's Den TV show, would consider himself a good candidate to lead the Conservatives exposes what the right wing in this country is truly all about. He as leader would at least be an honest admission by the right about their true values.

Looking Ahead At The Conservatives In 2016

Keith Beardsley | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

The Conservatives Party of Canada begins 2016 in a very different place from where they have been for the last 10 years. Defeats are never fun, but they offer the Conservatives a chance to rejuvenate, rebuild and rededicate themselves to promoting Canadian Conservative values.

5 Challenges That Lie Ahead For The Conservative Party In 2016

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.28.2015 | Canada Politics

The Tories took the first few weeks of the new Parliament to settle into life in Opposition.

Excessive Spending Will Not Lead To Sunny Ways

Erin O'Toole | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Politics
Erin O'Toole

Sunny ways leadership is about setting priorities and convincing citizens about the need for these priorities to ensure we have a bright future. It is about being honest with people and at times making difficult choices and explaining why you have to make them. Being all things to all people is not sunny ways leadership, nor is simply doubling or adding a zero to the investments of your predecessor. That appears to be the central hallmark of the new government. Spending is already wildly out of control.

Tories Taking Time To Regroup Before Leadership Race

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2015 | Canada Politics

"People are just tired and nobody wants it to start now"

Why Are Canadians Griping About Harper In The New York Times?

Patrick Luciani | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Patrick Luciani

I don't fault the New York Times liberal editorial pages celebrating a Liberal victory in Canada. It's their paper and they can print what they want. What got me were the Canadian journalists who rushed to their liberal friends down south with op-eds to complain how awful things were up here under Harper.

As Canadians We Must Challenge Lingering Bigotry

John Cartwright | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Impact
John Cartwright

There needs to be a concerted effort to confront the rise of prejudice that was encouraged by the Conservatives in their bid for re-election. Although Steven Harper has been defeated, the lingering "permission" given to bigotry needs to be challenged in every workplace and community across Canada. Canadians have never been immune to the corrosive influences of racism and anti-Semitism. At this point in history we are called upon to specifically challenge Islamophobia. The fact is that our Muslim brothers and sisters have been made to feel defensive about their faith and unsure of how their neighbours accept them.

Maxime Bernier Hints At Tory Leadership Bid

CBC | CBC News | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Politics

The 52-year-old has served as Conservative MP for the Beauce riding since 2006 and considers himself as an advocate of personal freedom and individual responsibility.

Expect Same Conservative Politics, Fresh Approach Without Harper

Dan Darrah | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Dan Darrah

Although the Conservatives find themselves preparing for a shift back into the opposition benches after nearly 10 years, the party didn't incur a loss great enough to warrant a rethinking of its approach to politics. The loss of seats was, in part, a response to Harper -- it was an anti-Harper vote. So, the loss of seats may not be as devastating a signal for the party's ideology or organization as it might first appear. There comes a time for the electorate when [leadership] turnover is necessary.

Tories Preparing For Ottawa And The Search For New Leader

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.01.2015 | Canada Politics

Voting for leader will be among the first orders of business at this week's meeting.

Rob Nicholson Wants To Become Interim Conservative Leader

Canada.com | Ray Spiteri, Niagara Falls Review | Posted 10.25.2015 | Canada Politics

The Niagara Falls MP said he wants to replace outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper on an interim basis.

Everyone Freaked Out About Voter Suppression For No Good Reason

Daniel Dickin | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

Restrictive voter identification requirements preventing non-Conservatives from voting were a myth. Rather, voter turnout hit 68.3 per cent, the highest turnout in over two decades. It turns out, when you allow 38 different pieces of identification, people will overwhelmingly use those pieces of ID and just get on with voting.

Postmedia, Sun Front Pages Replaced With Full-Page Tory Ads

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Politics

"Voting Liberal will cost you."