Harper stalwarts missing in Tory leadership poll, and that says something

Rona Ambrose is the most popular choice for Conservative leader – even more popular than headline-grabbing candidates Kevin O’Leary and Peter MacKay.

That’s what happened when the interim leader’s name was tossed into the mix for a Mainstreet Technologies poll exclusive to Postmedia Network.


Rona Ambrose on Donald Trump

Donald Trump may be running to lead America’s right-wing political party, but his views aren’t welcome by Canada’s right-wing party, the interim leader of the Conservatives says.

Trump’s position should not even be considered right-wing, but something far beyond that, said in a wide-ranging year-end interview with The Canadian Press.

“I think he’s off the spectrum, frankly,” Ambrose said. “That’s not a voice that we welcome in our party.”

I don’t welcome you Rona.

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  • FactsWillOut

    Welcome to the uni-party system, Canada.

    • Pretty much. Term limits, immigration reform and busting up the public service predator unions is the way of the future.

  • Alain

    Canada’s right-wing party? She hasn’t a clue about what being a conservative means. This is exactly what I feared with the departure of Harper, not that he ruled as a conservative on several issues, that the CPC would now do its best to ape all the other extreme-left parties here: Liberals, NDP, Greens and Communists.

    • She is an example of our political class. Full of crap.

    • V10_Rob

      There’s no reason for the Tories to exist if all they do is “Us too!” every time the Grits and Dippers open their mouths.

  • glasnost

    “I think he’s off the spectrum, frankly,” Ambrose said. “That’s not a voice that we welcome in our party.”

    Spoken like a typical politically correct arsehole.
    Rona’s off my Christmas list.

    • Mine too.

    • Canadian

      And that is why I don`t want her Party anymore.
      And she needs a haircut!

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        • k2

          Shouldn’t you have prefaced your comment with OT?!

          • andycanuck

            Does Ms Ambrose have a cousin who makes $70K per annum working out of her house? (Too late to see the original this morning.)

    • Incredibly stupid statement by Ambrose. So what’s gonna happen if Trump is elected President? — rather embarrassing for Conservatives that they will have nothing in common with a brand new conservative US President. Should be interesting after Trump chooses his Ambassador to Canada who will proceed to inform him that he not only lacks sympathy with our current left-wing government but also with its Conservative opposition.

      • El Martyachi

        I hope he chooses… Ted Nugent.

        • andycanuck

          His Excellency, The Nuge!
          I like it.

        • Clausewitz

          Wang dang sweet poon tang…………

    • Justin St.Denis

      Doesn’t all this bullshit make you PINE for Mike Harris?

      • Clausewitz

        Yes it does. The last conservative in Ontario, before they all became Progressive Conservatives.

  • Clink9

    Yes, we can’t have that. Teh Bad Man says impolite stuff about our enemies.

    • He so nasty!

    • Justin St.Denis

      The Canadian MSM – and many Canadians themselves – object to plain-speaking. The Canuck way is to express everything in such a manner as to provide “wiggle room” for future denial. Thus we get the mushy doublespeak which has become the language of our political classes. Nobody actually says anything or actually makes sense, but Canadians can debate/discuss what exactly was said until the cows die of starvation. So Canadians actually never get around to distinguishing WHO STANDS FOR WHAT in the political arena. Nevertheless, we hold elections and vote. It’s completely depressing…….

  • H

    What worries me is that empty mouthpieces like Ambrose are correctly reading the Canadian public and there is no significant equivalent to the Trump tide in our little nation … I hope they’re wrong and will be stung hard by their arrogance and ignorance at some point in the near future. We actual conservatives are in desperate need of a Canadian Trump to speak truth to the politically correct zombies of all political stripes.

    • We need one, he ain’t in sight.

      • H

        There is a solid 20-30 percent block of people who were not by any means fully satisfied with the Harper government’s policies but found them good enough – preferable to the alternatives, anyway.

        However, if the current PCs continue to ignore the will of this sizeable group of people toward such issues as mass immigration and government growth, they will at least temporarily abandon the party. And since they are not going to vote Liberal or NDP, where will their support end up going? A political vacuum will be created. And nature abhors a vacuum, as they say: hopefully someone or some group will step in to fulfill the need (as Reform did years ago).

        • El Martyachi

          It’s times like these when I miss Billy Bob.

          • Clausewitz

            Just don’t say that name three times or he’ll reappear.

        • Clausewitz

          When it came to Harper I just picked the lesser of two weevils.

    • V10_Rob

      Oh don’t worry. As soon as the Tories select a new leader, he/she will be immediately christened THE CANADIAN TRUMP (queue scary music sound clip).

  • andycanuck

    Yeah. She was also crying over the Indians along with the Grits; and there was something else similar where she took a bleeding-heart view contra a Harper Government position that Dean Skoreyko pointed out in his Twitter feed that I can’t recall now. Red Tory for sure.

    • Rona is a barbaric cultural practice.

      • andycanuck

        She’s a cultural misappropriation!

        • Justin St.Denis

          But she sells decent hardware.

          • andycanuck

            Except it sounds like the CPC might be turning into Homo Depot instead!

  • Jay Currie

    Roni is an idiot but the dimmer bulbs in the CPC figure that if the Libs have an idiot they should too.

    Meanwhile check out Maxime Bernier. Smart, French Canadian, Libertarian… And likes girls with serious racks. What is not to like?

    • Canadian

      He`s from the Beauce region. Very special people, with very conservative ideas.
      I like him too.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Beauce residents are known for their fierce entrepreneurial spirit, and for being successful. They are born capitalists, and are probably the most American(ized) of all Canadian communities. We absolutely love “les Beaucerons”! They can still party like its 1999…..

        • Canadian

          Yeah…they do like a good party!
          They`re almost a province by themselves.
          I`d call them Canadian Corsicans.

  • FivePointSpurgeon

    At least Rona is leading more people to rethink women as conservative in any way, shape or form. Finally.

    Canada: Europe did it all wrong, just you wait; we’ll do it properly here.

    • El Martyachi

      Yeah…. uhm, no. See: Alison Redford.

      • FivePointSpurgeon

        Not real sure you understood what I’m saying.

        • El Martyachi

          … yeah didn’t. Think I do now though.

          And if you’re saying that women are never conservative, I disagree. But if you’re saying that women are almost always hopelessly irrationally liberal.. agreed. The women-as-identity-group females are incapable of anything remotely conservative, sure.

          • FivePointSpurgeon

            There are so few conservative women as to be exceptions to rules. Just look at the chicks who came out vs. Corey Lewandoski on the Trumped up charges. “We, Team Woman, stand with the flake and fake reporter Michelle Fields for no reason as she has a vag.”

            Women vote left and that’s why we’re in the situation we’re in as western society: the majority of the electorate naturally bends left, pro-communist and seeking a man in their lives that pays for everything and gov’t is that man.

  • Justin St.Denis

    This is the clear result of decades of Canadian incrementalism. At present, the Consevatives are merely incrementally less leftist than the crazoid Liberals. We are all just SO FUCKED…..