Direction du PCC: un combat entre progressistes et traditionnels?: https://lp.ca/oMKj6h
"des progressistes-conservateurs — les rouges — lorsque le parti a fusionné avec l’Alliance canadienne — les bleus"
Non, les bleus et les rouges étaient les deux des factions dans l'ancien part progressiste-conservateur. Qui dirait que Elsie Wayne était progressiste ?
Sean Speer: The key question to ask would-be Conservative party leaders | National Post
"How will you grow the party's base of support?"
It is frustrating to see #PeterMacKay portrayed as being on the left of the #Conservative party. When the #PCs split in the 1990s into the #Reform, #Bloc and the old party, the split was principally about Québec and #BrianMulroney, not about left and right economically or socially. Consequently, those who remained PCs had a wide ideological spectrum; Mr. MacKay, though a Progressive Conservative, was no progressive.
‘I’m in’: Peter MacKay announces his entry into Conservative leadership race | National Post
Mr. MacKay has many virtues, but I will oppose him for the #Tory leadership.
"He went down the Southern Shore, just outside St. John’s, and there in the very middle of a crowd of very (justly) angry fisherman, gave the word and took their response. I cannot think of any other public man who could show such personal and political courage and integrity as to walk straight into a gathering of those most intensely affected and take their instant reactions, so to speak, on the chin."
#RexMurphy in the *National Post*
Former Quebec premier Jean Charest to run for the Conservative leadership | National Post
I will likely support Mr. Charest.
Anti-capitalism, in my Maclean's? It's more likely than you think! Show more
@ink_slinger Says the IRPP:
"First, has inequality increased in -Canada? Although the question is bluntly phrased, the answer, as we will see, is in many ways nuanced."
But it will be distressing if the media draw the conclusion that a believing #Catholic cannot win an election in Canada, not even if he promises not to enact his personal beliefs into law.
 Thank heavens #MaximeBernier lost.
Listening to #CBC *Ideas* discuss the legacy of #KarlMarx, the speakers seem all to take it for granted that things are getting worse for ordinary Canadians. Does anyone have facts to support that view?
I am generally aware of the complaints about crushing student loans, the gig economy, increasing wealth of the 1% etc. in the US context. E.g., https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2019/11/wealth-by-generation-and-age.html
How does that compare for Canadians?
Was just listening to #CBC's *The House* from early September. PM #Trudeau was asked what he thought about Québec's new secularism (laïcité) law. What did he say? "A government shouldn't be telling anyone what they should or shouldn't wear in a free society."
Yeah, right. Let federal civil servants go to work in their pajamas or bathing suits, see how long they keep their jobs.
If people want to win debates, could they please not make absurdly broad claims?