Posts Tagged ‘tories’

Jason Kenney’s economic policies are failing Alberta..

January 16, 2020

Good Lord, can Alberta survive another spring of renewal like the last one?

Another springtime of renewal — that’s what Government House Leader Jason Nixon and the United Conservative Party’s meme machine were promising yesterday with the announcement the Alberta Legislature will get back to business on February 25.

“At only 12% of the way though our mandate, we’ve delivered on 43% of our commitments to Albertans so far,” Premier Jason Kenney or one of his social media surrogates tweeted merrily with a huckster’s love of spurious statistics. “Looking forward to another spring of renewal.”

https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2020/01/jason-kenneys-economic-policies-are-failing-alberta

Scheer’s departure means social conservatism is on the defensive..

December 12, 2019

It should come as little surprise to anyone who has been paying even passing attention that Conservative leader Andrew Scheer decided to resign.

From the minute the results of October’s election became official, Conservative party insiders and activists started treating Scheer as a dead opposition leader walking. Even staunch, hard-right Harper Conservative operatives openly expressed dismay at Scheer’s well-documented and public record as a faith-based, social conservative, hostile to reproductive and same-sex rights.

https://rabble.ca/news/2019/12/scheers-departure-means-social-conservatism-defensive

Canada Conservative leader resigns amid reports he used party funds for private school..

December 12, 2019

Andrew Scheer announced intention to step down shortly before reports he used funds for his children’s education..

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/12/andrew-scheer-canada-conservative-leader-resigns

Western Canada’s right-wing ‘Wexit’..

November 28, 2019

As fascist and mainstream right-wing forces in Western Canada coalesce, Trudeau’s flashy brand of Neoliberalism will be powerless against the rise of violent reactionary forces..

https://www.counterfire.org/articles/opinion/20728-western-canada-s-right-wing-wexit

Jason Kenney should not be allowed to dictate federal agenda..

November 21, 2019

The most noisy and insistent political voice since the election has been that of Jason Kenney, Alberta premier and former senior minister in Stephen Harper’s Conservative government.

Kenney does not care that the Trudeau government is so staunchly pro-pipeline that it bought one. Kenney doesn’t show appreciation when Liberals talk about balancing the economy and the environment.

Instead, the Alberta premier portrays the centrist, pro-big-business federal Liberals as a hostile force, dedicated to destroying Alberta’s main industry. And he threatens a series of incoherent and mostly meaningless retaliatory measures if the rest of Canada does not change its tune on climate change and fossil fuels.

http://rabble.ca/news/2019/11/jason-kenney-should-not-be-allowed-dictate-federal-agenda

Canada’s Conservatives: Republicans or Tories?..

October 29, 2019

In the 2019 election, the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) failed to meet partisan expectations. It was supposed to dislodge a vulnerable Liberal government falling in popularity in the months prior to the October 21 election.

A “blame the leader for the defeat” movement has emerged in the CPC, even though the party won 23 more seats with Andrew Scheer in 2019 (122) than behind Stephen Harper in 2015 (99).

Scheer ran a campaign aimed at getting core CPC voters out to vote by demonizing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Instead of wooing first-time voters concerned about climate change, the CPC anti-carbon tax rhetoric drove them to vote for other parties.

Team Scheer forgot that electoral politics is about addition, not subtraction; about reaching out to people, not reducing potential support.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/10/canadas-conservatives-republicans-or-tories

Election has left Conservatives in a bad place..

October 25, 2019

In the cold light of morning and with the dust settling on the federal election results, it is becoming clearer that the vote has landed Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in a much better place than it did their Conservative rivals.

Short of winning the majority he coveted, the Liberal leader has been handed as workable a hung Parliament as he could ever have hoped for.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2019/10/25/election-has-left-conservatives-in-a-bad-place.html

Canada: why Doug Ford is kryptonite for Conservatives’ election hopes..

October 10, 2019

Earlier this year, the Conservatives held a 10-point lead over the Liberals in Ontario – but that has now become a 10-point deficit, driven largely by Ford’s unpopularity, said Frank Graves, head of polling firm Ekos Research. “That’s an enormous transfer of seats from one side of the ledger to the other,” he said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/10/canada-election-doug-ford-ontario-premier-kryptonite-conservatives

Andrew Scheer Was Asked To Name One Policy That Shows He Supports Women’s Rights. He Couldn’t Name Any…

October 10, 2019

After claiming he had hit a “home run” following this week’s French leaders’ debate, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer swung and missed when a reporter tossed a softball question his way.

Scheer, who was repeatedly grilled over his positions on abortion during the French debate, spent most of the day Thursday fielding questions from reporters about his positions on abortion.

One generous reporter decided to cut Scheer some slack and ask an easy question:  “Can you point to a single policy in your platform that you believe shows that you do support women’s rights?”

Andrew Scheer Was Asked To Name One Policy That Shows He Supports Women’s Rights. He Couldn’t Name Any.

The Andrew Scheer factor in election 2019..

October 8, 2019

In the first weeks of the 2019 election, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer received an unexpected gift: images, then a video, showing a younger Justin Trudeau wearing blackface makeup, which as Trudeau explained on the Radio-Canada Sunday night talk show Tout le monde en parlecaused grief and sorrow among supporters he spoke to — leading to apologies that could not erase the hurt and disappointment the Trudeau actions had caused.

With Prime Minister Trudeau personally weakened in visible minority communities where his party has historically dominated, the election campaign had turned into an opportunity for other political leaders.

Fortunately for the Liberals, the Conservative Party had given them an unexpected gift as well — a big one: Andrew Scheer as leader.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/10/andrew-scheer-factor-election-2019