OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is opening a new front in his party’s fight against the revamped NAFTA deal, saying he would have done better than Justin Trudeau.
Scheer tweeted today that the U.S. is measuring its success in the newly revised North American Free Trade Agreement by what it gained.
He says the Liberal government, on the other hand, is defining its success by what it didn’t give up.
The opposition Conservatives are ringing the alarm bell following an exclusive Sun report revealing that Elections Canada sent a voter registration card to an asylum seeker who has only been in Canada for 18 months.
Leona Alleslev says her decision to cross the floor to the Conservative Party in dramatic fashion on the first day of the fall sitting wasn’t one she made lightly — or in a hurry.
“I didn’t make that final decision until I stood up in the House,” she said Monday in an interview on CBC News’ Power & Politics.
There was evidence of nervous anticipation in the Commons in the minutes prior to her announcement, which happened right in the House of Commons just before question period Monday. Fewer than 20 Liberal MPs were seated around her at the time — but the Conservative benches were full.
That’s a maybe…
It all started during the Conservative party’s marathon of a leadership race. Nearing its conclusion, armed with good polling results and enthusiasm for his ideas among young Conservative members, Bernier’s odds looked good.
But his rival, Scheer, was bolstered by down-ballot support for his pitch to keep the party united. His organizers readily admitted that votes from advocates of dairy supply management, which Bernier opposed, and of socially conservative policies, which Bernier had little to say about, also factored in
Federal Tory Delegates Vote That Being Born In Canada Shouldn’t Guarantee Citizenship
HALIFAX — Birthright citizenship should be barred to anyone who doesn’t have a parent who is a Canadian citizen or is a permanent resident, Tory delegates said in a vote Saturday at their party’s policy convention.
Currently, anyone who is born on Canadian soil receives Canadian citizenship, something that has spurred concerns about so-called “birth tourism.”
Grassroots Conservatives at policy convention target carbon tax, irregular migrants
HALIFAX—A Conservative government should get out of climate change policy, crack down on irregular migration, and exclude funding for abortion in foreign aid for maternal and newborn health, the party’s grassroots members say.
Conservative partisans wrapped up a three-day policy convention in Halifax on Saturday. While there’s no requirement for Leader Andrew Scheer to adopt the policy resolutions into the 2019 election platform, they did send a message to the party brass about their activists’ priorities.
So far 2018 has been one of the biggest years for political blockbuster announcements and news events in recent Canadian history.
Last Thursday we saw another bombshell go off as the man who almost became Leader of the Opposition, Maxine Bernier, quit the Conservatives. In the process he thoroughly attacked its leader Andrew Scheer and pledged to start his own new national party.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s national campaign manager was seen speaking with members of Rebel Media outside of the party’s convention in Halifax, even though the far-right website is barred from covering the event for being an “activist” group.
…Canada has been booted out of the NAFTA negotiations because the Liberal government is pig-headed about maintaining the market control mechanism.
Inexplicably, the Conservative Party stood by the Liberals and watched punitive tariffs get slapped on a variety of industries. Today, Canada is suffering the consequences.
Andrew Scheer in pocket of Dairy Cartel
It’s even worse…
The chair tried to wrap up, but several resolutions had not been addressed. This raised the ire of several dozen delegates. ‘You’re driving us out of the party,’ one said.
A slim majority of Conservative convention delegates voted Saturday against a resolution backed by anti-abortion campaigners while at the same time affirming the party’s opposition to using Canadian foreign aid to fund abortion services abroad — a mixed bag result for social conservatives.
The abortion resolution, No. 65, would have struck from the party’s policy book a pledge that a Conservative government would not support any legislation to regulate abortion, something added under former prime minister Stephen Harper to reassure some Canadians that the Conservative Party did not have a “hidden agenda” to legislate an abortion ban.
If Maxime Bernier can tap into the donors and volunteers that built his nearly-successful 2017 Conservative Party leadership bid, he could build a serious political party of his own to contest the 2019 federal election.
In a major speech to delegates at the Conservative policy convention in Halifax, Andrew Scheer said he is best positioned to take on Justin Trudeau in the next federal election, even as a former top Tory threatened to split the right-wing vote with an insurgent new party.
The Conservative Party of Canada is gathering in Halifax this weekend, and it’s time for the party to take a long, hard look in the mirror.
Maxime Bernier, a principled advocate for free-market principles and an outspoken critic of vile Leftist forces, has left the party, saying that “the Conservative Party has abandoned conservatives.”
I’ve heard from many conservatives — both party members, and non-partisans who’ve supported the CPC in the past — who completely agree.
“…One of Bernier’s best lines about the party he was quitting was that there isn’t an idea or policy Scheer et al don’t first test drive to death with polls and focus groups. In other words, they don’t appear to have a whole lot of principles that would be their hills to die on.”