January 2nd, 2018 | Liberty 5-3000

Conservatives Need These Policy Pivots

January 2nd, 2018 | J. Hodgson

It’s been eight months since Andrew Scheer was elected leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Have you noticed? I quit watching CBC and CTV political television so I suppose things are being broadcast within that little bubble, but nothing the CPC has done since the leadership race has grabbed my attention. (That ferociously bad video of Scheer walking around the playground is the only thing that comes to mind and I couldn’t even find it on Youtube) Perhaps they’re just playing it cool and waiting for the convention in August before they really get into election prep mode. In the meantime, a lot of grassroots conservatives are wondering why there’s so much malaise in Canadian conservatism. Here’s a really good podcast about this issue from JJ McCullough and Doug MuskHere are four policy pivots the CPC should consider making before the next election in order to get some attention, break with the past and gain some relevance in the lives of average Canadians.

Jagmeet's Collapsing NDP Has Hope

January 2nd, 2018 | R. Rados

For any Conservative voter, the fall of a socialist party like the NDP should be evoking shadenfreude on a huge scale—but with the apparent collapse in NDP support comes some real negative consequences for anti-socialists and Canada as a country. A majority of Canadians lean left on most social and economic issues, which is made obvious by historic election results over the past half century. When one left-wing party collapses, its voters and members don't just disappear into thin air, they disperse. With the collapse in NDP support, we're seeing a surge in Liberal support across Canada and that's not a good thing for Conservative voters. Provincial NDP parties will survive despite having had a rough couple of years in Canada, but the federal party is in real trouble. After the election of Sikh superman, Jagmeet Singh, the party was supposed to surge. It didn't. There are some reasons why the NDP collapsed to 5% in few important by-elections on December 11, but Singh's election doesn't seem to have done anything to slow the speed of the NDP's decline.

Trump's Year Of Winning

January 2nd, 2018 | T. Carter

Trump's travel ban on entrants from six Mid-East nations was eventally approved by the Supreme Court and his later ban that included North Korea was also approved and passed through the Supreme Court. Despite activist judges trying to block his executive orders, Trump has succeeded at securing America's borders from potentially dangerous and homicidal migrants. A more inadvertent effect of Trump's presidency has been the 25% decline in illegal border crossings. Without any legislation or executive orders to stop illegal immigration across the Mexican border, Donald Trump has succeeded in dramatically reducing illegal immigration just by being Donald Trump. The Washington Post had this to say about it.

The Saskparty Is Under Threat

January 16th, 2018 | R. Rados

I was born and bred in Saskatchewan and seeing Brad Wall make history in 2007 was one of the best days I remember. The Roughriders went on to win the Grey Cup that year too, which lifted everyone's spirits and made it look like the province had finally turned a new leaf. It kind of did, but in some ways it also stayed the same. We won't get into the negatives of the last decade under Brad Wall's Saskparty, but we'll get into the dangers that face the party as it heads into its leadership election on January 27. If the party's grassroots members aren't careful, the Saskparty might fall into the hands of those who'd either like to see the party fail or would like to transform it into something unrecognizable.

                                   

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