You would think the outcome of the May 2017 Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) leadership campaign would have brought Canadian conservatives together. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case.
Which begs the question: Why are Canadian conservatives so divided?
Particularly, why are we so divided at a time the Trudeau Liberals are vulnerable regarding their exploding deficit, ideologically based carbon tax and the unfair tax changes soon to hit small businesses. Yet, the “who is a real conservative” complaining seems to be in full swing.
I have been blogging since January 2006 and I remember well how we went through the same nonsense when Stephen Harper was Prime Minister. Some conservatives even said they would not vote for him because he wasn’t conservative enough. In fact, even as I kept a list of the Harper Government Accomplishments, some on the right complained the Tories weren’t doing anything.
Complain, complain, complain. Blah, blah, blah. It is so tiring and so absolutely self-defeating. The reality is that, in today’s Canada, far right or libertarian conservatism would never win across the entire country. And, Harper knew that!