O’Leary’s the Tory Trump card.. uh, no he’s not

Of course the federal Conservative party should welcome Kevin O’Leary into its leadership race.

Look at how much attention the ex-CBC Dragon’s Den panelist has received simply for musing out loud he might run.

With a large part of the country and media still ga-ga over the election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Tories need someone who can liven up their race.


A Northern Trump? Nope not even close…

  • truepeers

    Yeah, if he were a serious guy he wouldn’t mouth off about investing a million in Alberta if Notley resigns, he would call for pledges from all Canadians to start a new Alberta investment fund if Notley leaves. If he had, say, a billion or two in pledges that would make politics in AB interesting.

  • John

    Just a thought, but is our resident Denyse O’Leary related in any way?

    • Ooops!

    • Justin St.Denis

      John, it never even crossed my mind to ask Denyse is she has a relative of about 55 named Serena because Serena O’Leary took this boy’s virginity over 40 years ago. Duh!

  • Justin St.Denis

    A Canadian Trump? Puh-leeeze! That would require the kind of personal dynamism and backbone that can withstand the presence of microphones and cameras. Canadian “nice” produces milquetoast political figures only. Nothing else is possible. The Canadian MSM won’t have it, and Canadians are too “nice” (or too well-programmed) to notice or object.

    • granny47

      Oh well, we can dream eh?

      • Justin St.Denis

        Apparently not. It’s been over a century and nothing has changed. It is pointless dreaming and never REALIZING a dream, and that seems to be Canada’s political trajectory.

  • David

    A denizen of the communist broadcasting corpse eh. Sounds like the kind of leadership that would keep a Conservative voter at home.

    • I suspect we would see mass immigration and crony capitalism reign supreme… just like Justin.

  • FactsWillOut

    Well, right-to-work might have a chance under him.
    I wonder if he’s a gun-grabber?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    The way things are shaping, you guys might get Ted Cruz back.
    Likely he would make a fine PM and work very hard for Canada and Canadians.

    • Maggat

      Not a bad fit. Cruz in Canada and Trump in the USA, works for me.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Before Trump, Cruz was my first choice.
        Essentially, all the “right people” hated him.
        My love affair with Trump is limited to the amount of damage he is doing to the entire spectrum of the PC construct in the public arena, and even if he looses, it will be a net gain.
        If he goes all the way, I think we could see the nails put into the coffin of the left much sooner than any of us ever anticipated, because it’s much more fragile than any of us anticipated.
        Personally, I don’t see Trump as anyone I’d be friends with and he’s not a deep policy thinker, but he’s doing tremendous damage to the left at a time when no one else is.

        Ted Cruz, in a different environment or time (2000 or 2008), would have made a fine president, just not this cycle. I also am beginning to believe that he really isn’t eligible either, but I’ll keep my mind open on that a one for now.

        In any event Canada, you could do much worse, but just how hard is it to get your Canadian citizenship back after you have renounced it?

  • kkruger71

    Honestly don’t know a lot about him, but from what I’ve seen he is Red Tory at best, sort of like Paul Goddfrey. Yes, business acumen is all well and good, but there is a soul to true conservatism too. Seems to me guys like this would take away all rights and freedoms (real ones, not Charter) if they thought they could make a buck from it.

  • ntt1

    O’leary is a rather cynical CINO who sees only the dollar and all his so called conservative aspects would be driven by that monomania.
    THe real problem is not who will replace Mr Harper but how to reform all the bureaucracies that are shot through with marxists and their progressive handmaidens.

    • Physics grad

      they should be reformed with the hangman’s rope

  • Brenda

    Whenever Americans do something, Canadians feel compelled to do a shorter, balder, squintier-eyed version of it.

    • Thread winner!

      • Brenda


    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I’m not entirely sure what the reference was, but that was funny.

  • We already have a PM who made out with Fidel Castro in public leading the country. Now Conservatives are thinking about making a guy who used to work for the CBC their leader? Why don’t Peter Mansbridge and David Suzuki become a gay couple and share the office of PM? The only answer is a Donald Trump victory and James Woods takes over the PMO here.

    • I would vote for James Woods.

      • Exile1981

        I’d vote for BCF:) or Pip

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Even though he starred in Videodrome?

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          I caught that at the Plex Theatre a few weeks ago.
          I was disappointed that it didn’t end better.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            It was worth it for Debbie Harry.
            Especially when I was sixteen years old.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            If you were a teenaged boy in the early 80’s Deborah Harry was like some kind of a mind control drug.

          • Justin St.Denis

            I had ALL the posters. Deborah Harry sizzling hot back then. I also was all over Lee Aaron at the time…….

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I never had her posters or anything like that (my chick poster phase was a bit earlier) but oh man did she press all the right hormonally charged buttons that were somehow already stuck in the “ON” position.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            One of the big secrets that I learned too late was that the women choose you and not the other way around.
            Still, pretty happy with the way things turned out.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I was more into Sandy Horne.

      • Justin St.Denis

        So would I. In a Heartbeat. Woods is a super brilliant man who happens to have gotten into acting, which he is also very good at.

  • El Martyachi

    Ezra Levant. I’m not even kidding.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Ezra has already been an MP so it’s not like he doesn’t have the experience.

  • Spatchcocked

    Yes Ezra Levant….Yes……question period would be very entertaining and educational……and profitable for the people……..by people I mean us old stock Canadians……which in turn would help those Canadians I deem the white mans burden.

  • Spatchcocked

    Imagine little old me shouldering the white mans burden!!!! By God it’s bracing and morally uplifting!!!!

  • Waffle

    I don’t much care for O’Leary but I do admire him for getting a much needed conversation going. We have sunk so far down the socialist rabbit hole that we need a good shaking up. Perhaps O’Leary is the guy to do it. Whether or not he will be able to withstand the trashing that the MSM will wreak on him is yet to be seen. It will be brutal. Look what they did to Harper and they’re not finished yet.

  • Morticiaa

    Who cares if he runs
    but in terms of being a reflection of Trump
    DITTO to the cat and Brenda above
    He,s a little rat scurrying round Trumps scraps

  • David Murrell

    I must respectfully disagree with the tenor of this thread. I have watched a lot of O’Leary on the CBC and BNN News over the years. He is a staunch pro-business and free-mrket conservative — and at least we would get that from him. He is at least one-quarter Lebanese-Arab origin, so one is not sure about his Muslim outlook; he is not a Muslim but has grown up in a business and entertainment environment. One thing that O’Leary has is a cultural background (rock and roll, guitar, etc), and I think he would be an interesting interview and would be accepted by a few non-corrupt journalists. Let’s give him some slack, scrutinize him on issues, and keep an open mind.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      O’Leary deserves a lot of credit for sitting in a studio with Amanda Lang for a few years.

      • Justin St.Denis

        “…in a studio with Amanda Lang fro a few years without throttling her to death.”

        I felt compelled to “fill out” the sentiment expressed in your post.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Thank you for fixing that headline for me.

          • Justin St.Denis

            My pleasure.