Conservative Party of Canada

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."

Harper Discusses Why He Entered Politics In Final Election Pitch

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2015 | Canada Politics

"This is a very, very basic difference and the choice between a Conservative government and a Liberal government."

The Not-So-Different Campaigns of Harper and Mulcair

Terezia Farkas | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Terezia Farkas

During the federal candidates forum in my riding I noticed that both the NDP and Conservative candidates didn't mention their leader's name. It wasn't surprising. It's been hard differentiating between the campaigns of Thomas Mulcair and Stephen Harper.

In Alberta, It Feels Like We're Voting for the First Time Ever

Mike Morrison | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Alberta
Mike Morrison

Alberta is changing. What was once a stronghold now feels like the way we hold someone's hand when we're about to break up with them. In the ten years I've lived in Calgary, this city and this province has undoubtedly changed. So much so that sometimes it feels like I've moved to a whole other world. This is likely the first Federal election where Albertans, especially in the urban ridings, have a chance for their vote to actually matter. And I mean that literally.

The Definitive List of Voting Dos and Don'ts

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Marcello Cabezas

Without sounding obvious, it all starts and stops with you. Your behaviour does impact what will happen. How you choose to discuss issues with others does have influence. How you choose to collect information to inform your decision does inspire the end result. And in the end, it does come down to this. Choose to vote and something will happen. Choose not to vote and something different will happen.

Grade 6 Student Grills Her Local Federal Election Candidates

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 10.12.2015 | Canada Alberta

Emma Sveistrup, 11, interviewed Calgary Centre's Liberal, NDP and Green candidates for her YouTube show, The Owl's Nest.

Tories Expecting Fight In P.E.I. Despite Anti-Harper Sentiment

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.10.2015 | Canada Politics

Gail Shea remains popular in a riding that she won by more than 4,000 votes in 2011.

Stephen Harper Is Still Not Ready

McLean Greaves | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Politics
McLean Greaves

After months of an on-air campaign claiming Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is "just not ready" to be prime minister, another gruelling 78-day election campaign spewing the now tired slogan and, indeed, almost 10 years in office, it's become evident that Harper himself just isn't ready for an increasingly diverse Canadian future. The duplicitous, short-term Conservative strategy of stoking racial tensions for xenophobic votes will have the long-term impact of alienating future electors who clearly hold the cards on which party will dominate federal politics in the coming decades if not sooner.

Vote Against The Tragedy Of The Commons

Sonny Wong | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Politics
Sonny Wong

As the federal election moves into its final stretch, it's useful to remind ourselves of one of the major roles of government: stewardship of the commons. It's no coincidence that the institution where our government transacts its business is called the House of Commons.