Advice worth ignoring

The sort of “advice” which Conservatives need to ignore, in total, is the sort offered, in this column, which is reproduced under the Fair Dealing provisions of the Copyright Act from the Globe and Mail, by Jeffrey Simpson, unofficial spokesman for the Laurentian Elites: Quote For Tories, a long list of difficult questions SUBSCRIBERSContinue reading “Advice worth ignoring”

John Baird to seek CPC Leadership?

The Globe and Mail is reporting that former Foreign Minister and Ottawa MP John Baird, 46, is, indeed, considering offering himself for the CPC leadership. “A Baird candidacy,” the Globe and Mail opines, “would significantly alter the ‎competitive landscape for the helm of a party now in search of a compelling challenger to stand upContinue reading “John Baird to seek CPC Leadership?”

Potential Conservative Leaders

The obvious candidates, from amongst sitting MPs, are:    Rona Ambrose,  Jason Kenney, Kellie Leitch, Erin O’Toole, Lisa Raitt and Michel Rempel ~ all minister in the last government. Two recently retired ministers might, also, be drafted back into the contest: Peter MacKay and John Baird. I think Maxime Bernier will be in the race, butContinue reading “Potential Conservative Leaders”

My take on the CPC

I was a Stephen Harper fan, of sorts, but: I thought Prime Minister Harper was far too cautious on the small government, First Nations and corporate welfare fronts; I opposed many (not all) of his “boutique tax cuts,” but I thought (still think) his cuts to the HST/GST was good public policy      asContinue reading “My take on the CPC”