In spite of the unassailable fact that both Donald Trump and Doug Ford received a compelling, decisive mandate by embracing and vocally trumpeting their conservative values & intentions once elected, the leadership of most provincial and federal Conservative Parties remain afraid to be conservative.
The election in the US of outsider (outside the Swamp) Trump and the recent Ontario triumph of Doug Ford should prove that the pendulum of public support is returning to conservative, fiscal accountability & reduction/elimination of rampant government interference & regulations that destroy individual freedoms & opportunities.
The left (including the Main Stream Media Propaganda sycophants) are apoplectic, virtually frothing at the mouth in their rage - and their unbalanced vindictiveness.
The vitriol being hurtled at conservatives is incessant. Social media giants are key contributors in attempting (sometimes successfully) to suppress the conservative voice - and the conservative messengers.
Facebook deliberately (with malice aforethought) suppresses conservative narratives, including advertising. Twitter executives have been caught on hidden video confirming the practice of ‘shadow-banning’, making it almost impossible to search for conservative posts and their authors.
The Main Stream Media is a virtual subsidiary of Leftist, Globalist messiahs, having wholly abandoned any pretence of journalistic integrity.
One might think that the Champions of the Conservative Movement would ‘double down’ on their messaging, indignant at the hypocrisy of the Left (including their slavish Media) and buoyed by the obvious, empirical evidence that tough minded, tough talking conservatives can indeed win elections - in spite of the odds and the forces assembled against them.
One would be wrong - with very few exceptions.
Federally, the ‘Afraid to Be’ Conservative Party of Canada is doing it’s best to be a second rate Liberal Party clone - instead of a conservative alternative. The current misguided brain trust of the CPC has offered the following:
- Support for Paris Accord on Climate. (Except the CPC’s version will be fair, not punitive to Canadian taxpayers & industry - and not called a Carbon Tax). Sure. The same lie the Liberals spin - only with the CPC brand stamp of approval. In spite of the fact that Ontario, Saskatchewan - and soon Alberta (once Jason Kenney ousts Rachel Notley & the NDP) will soon challenge the notion of a unilaterally imposed national Carbon Tax all the way to the Supreme Court. And, should the provinces lose there because of complicit Liberal appointed judges, there is always the weapon known as the ‘Not Withstanding’ clause. So, Andrew Scheer (and your questionable advisor Hamish Marshall), why not support the Ontario voter, the Saskatchewan voter and soon, the Alberta voter? Call the Carbon Tax what it is - an ideological, punitive tax grab that benefits no one except those pursuing a globalist, nonsensical false environmental agenda. Measures that restrict the ability of Canadians (and Canadian companies) to compete and succeed in a competitive global arena cannot legitimately be supported by a Conservative Party. Renounce the Paris Accord as a 'says lots does little' resolution without any impact other than political. China's targets are virtually meaningless. So are India's. The US under Trump has had the courage to state that it will no longer attempt to meet ridiculously punitive targets. It is about time that the CPC had the courage to publicly denounce unrealistic, probably unattainable (without severely damaging the economy) emission goals that benefit no one other than the participating politicians as a photo op. Protect our fossil fuel economic engine. We have already slipped behind other petroleum producers in a competitive world market because of ridiculous Liberal Party punitive, politically driven measures.
- Support for Supply Management. Notwithstanding that Canada’s Supply Management model is a ‘deal breaker’ in NAFTA negotiations, severely criticized by the EU and other trading partners, a demonstrable inequitable ‘hidden tax’ on Canadian consumers and unsustainable in the view of a multitude of objective, unbiased economic assessments and ‘think tank’ published papers, the CPC under Andrew Scheer continues to publicly support Supply Side Management. Australia and New Zealand have already successfully phased out their quota system - and almost all benefitted, consumers and producers alike. Why not stand for laissez faire economic principles? Why not let the free market work as it does with the cattle industry, the grain industry, the greenhouse industry? Why allow a privileged few to protect their industries from risks that virtually all other producers and industries must bear? And give your conservative heads a shake. The beneficiaries of the protected ‘quota industries’ are, for the most part, going to support the Liberals in any event. Those entitled producers know which socialists will really protect their industries.
- The following letter from a group of both 'large' and 'small' 'c' conservatives to Andrew Scheer, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, highlights and underscores a number of issues that are currently dividing the CPC as issues that are philosophically unsupportable and policy aberrations to the basic fundamentals of conservatism. Most troublesome to those who believe in freedom of expression and accountability is that there has been absolutely no acknowledgement or response from Mr. Scheer or anyone else involved in the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. It appears that all the CPC wants is the financial support of CPC members, not active discussion, participation or accountability on issues that are common to most, if not all, Canadians.