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: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/globe-politics-insider/jeffrey-simpson-for-tories-a-long-list-of-difficult-questions/article27008823/ Quote For Tories, a long list of difficult questions SUBSCRIBERS … Continue reading Advice worth ignoring
There is a lot more to "peacekeeping" than lightly armed troops in baby-blue berets handing out food to children in dirty, disease ridden corners of the world. Keeping the peace starts with ensuring that global commerce can flow ~ free trade and prosperity do more to prevent wars than all the diplomats and presidents combined … Continue reading Peacekeeping
As I said a couple of days ago on Army.ca, the First Rule to remember is that we, the CPC, are not Liberals ... so the advice we/the CPC do not want to follow is that which flows from e.g. the Laurentian Elites and the big city chattering classes. There are real, identifiable Canadian Conservative values … Continue reading Conservatives
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 up … Continue reading John Baird to seek CPC Leadership?
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, but … Continue reading Potential Conservative Leaders
I'm an old, retired soldier with an interest in politics. I self describe as a classical, 19th century liberals ~ which means, in 21st century Canada, that I'm a Conservative. I believe in four fundamental rights for each and every individual: Life, Liberty and Property, as described by John Locke in 17th century England, and … Continue reading A Conservative Mind