Patrick Brown, the new Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader, sent a short – but politically significant – e-mail to his caucus colleagues early last Friday: “I have decided to participate in the Pride Parade on Sunday,” he wrote.
For most politicians, attending the parade is a given. Not for the Ontario PCs, however. Mr. Brown was the first PC leader to officially march in the event, even though participating risks alienating supporters on the social conservative side of the party.
Mr. Brown’s e-mail went on: “If there is anyone in your riding that you want me to call who may not support my decision, I am happy to call them personally.” He did have to call “a few people,” according to his office. But a senior insider says that Mr. Brown decided to attend the parade to be consistent with his outreach to involve more people in the party.
My question is; Who cares?
The PC’s aren’t going to form a government. Not “next time”, likely not in our lifetimes.
The Kleptocracy’s infrastructure is too well entrenched to be usurped.
We work to serve the Public Service Unions. That’s Ontario.
Turning the party into a pale reflection of the Liberals & NDP guarantees that they’ll be regarded as pale imitations of the Liberals & NDP.
I guess that’s something.