There is a useful video by John Ibbitson on the Globe and Mail website that I hope every Conservative Party member will watch and consider before (s)he votes for the next leader.
I ask all Conservatives to consider two things:
First, Mr Ibbitson says, correctly, in my opinion, that Kevin O’Leary is just a tourist, just visiting the Conservative Party, mainly, I think, as a publicity stunt to promote his (American) TV career; and
Second, he says, in the last few seconds, and I agree, again, that if we elect an anti-immigrant leader we will lose the next election … and the one after that and the one after that, too.
Many weeks ago I said that, as an old soldier, I believe in getting the AIM right and then sticking to it. My AIM, I said, was (and it remains): “to restore good, sound, honest, effective and efficient, responsible, prudent and principled government to Canada.” I have to ask all my fellow Conservatives if selecting as our leader either a dollar store celebrity, with few discernible Conservative principles, or someone who will see us, all, painted as anti-immigrant, even as racists, fits anyone’s definition of making us able to offer Canadians “good, sound, honest, effective and efficient, responsible, prudent and principled government“?