Conservative Party of Canada

Tory Candidates Target Bernier's 'Extreme' Views In Final Debate

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada Politics

Kevin O'Leary quit the race just hours before the debate.

The Conservative Party Has Already Rendered Itself A Loser

Warren Kinsella | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Politics
Warren Kinsella

Make no mistake: the Conservatives' leadership race has dramatically set back their party, perhaps for years to come. Among other things, it has revealed the once-great Conservative Party of Canada to be nasty, brutish and short-sighted. By selecting a winner, the Conservative Party of Canada has rendered itself a loser, and wholly undeserving of power.

What Is The Point Of My Voice In The Conservative Leadership Race?

Deepak Obhrai | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Deepak Obhrai

I am here because I care about the future of the Conservative party and Canada, and I am exercising my right to participate in our democracy! Win or lose is not the point. My voice is valuable in this race.

O'Leary's Free-Market Chauvinism Doesn't Reflect Canadian Values

Brian McLaughlin | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Brian McLaughlin

As the CPC strategizes for a new party leader, some right-minded pundits of market fundamentalism are touting the inexperienced political outsider as a serious contender for party leader. That imprudent direction may well prove to widen the chasm between the CPC and wiser-than-previously-anticipated average Canadian voters.

Is Kevin O'Leary Ready For His 'Close-Up'?

Surjit Singh Flora | Posted 03.28.2017 | Canada Politics
Surjit Singh Flora

While it may be tempting to draw parallels between his entry into the race and the path to the White House travelled by Mr. Trump, I suspect at some point soon Kevin O'Leary will realize that he is not Donald Trump, and this is not the United States

Conservative Party Uncovers Fraudulent Members After O'Leary's Warning

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Politics

Memberships where purchased through two IP addresses and were not paid for by the individual members, contrary to party rules.

Maxime Bernier Is Alberta's Best Shot At Toppling Trudeau

Derek Fildebrandt | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Alberta
Derek Fildebrandt

What made the decision to support Maxime Bernier easy for me is that he's not a Johnny come lately in his values and principles. I first met Max over a decade ago and he was saying the same thing then as he is saying now.

Tory Leadership Hopefuls Should Drop Harper's Divisive Iran Rhetoric

Pouyan Tabasinejad | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Politics
Pouyan Tabasinejad

Breaking economic and diplomatic ties with Iran has harmed Iranian-Canadians, the Canadian economy and Canada's international standing. Conservative leadership candidates should recognize this fact, and not repeat the same old policies which not only harmed Canada, but also led to their electoral defeat.

Kellie Leitch, Please Revisit The Example Jim Flaherty Set

Louise Wallace | Posted 03.07.2017 | Canada Politics
Louise Wallace

I remember your heartfelt speech in the House in the days after we lost Jim Flaherty. I watched. I mourned. I really felt for you as a physician who had tried so hard to save your friend. I cried. I miss him too. Please think about him as you head into the end of this race.

Kevin O'Leary Wants To Be Canada's American Prime Minister

Warren Kinsella | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Politics
Warren Kinsella

The Conservatives' anti-Ignatieff "Just Visiting" campaign was arguably the most effective political ad campaign in modern Canadian history. It is astonishing - it is beyond belief - that the once-great Conservative Party of Canada is now embracing Kevin O'Leary, another Boston resident. Another interloper. Another guy "just visiting."

The Internet Is Going Nuts Over Kellie Leitch's Latest Video

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada Politics

"When you're a method actor you have to commit all the way."

Tory Candidates Delve Into Policy Issues At Leadership Debate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Politics

The 14 candidates were broken into smaller groups and debated one at a time.

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.''