October 13th, 2021 | JH
I was listening to the Real Talk podcast with Ryan Jespersen recently and he had an “expert” on equalization on the show. I suspect the intention was to get her to explain and reaffirm to the audience that equalization is totally awesome and anyone who disagrees just doesn’t understand.
October 3rd, 2021 | DS
Opinion polls have been notorious in their inability to accurately predict Conservative Party support. Some polling agencies have remained in business through the past three elections by botching their predictions to the highest degrees, while only a small handful have come closer to accuracy. This is a rundown and analysis of the polls from the past two elections.
October 3rd, 2021 | SP
No more than ten days after the federal election, the next Trudeau scandal was written. As the rest of Canada was made to reflect on the torrid legacy of residential schools and indigenous rights, with ceremonies and meetings, Justin Trudeau disappeared to his favourite million dollar escape in Tofino.
October 3rd, 2021 | RR
Erin O'Toole lost votes and seats. After winning twenty seats and earning the highest total votes compared to any Conservative since Brian Mulroney, Andrew Scheer was pushed to resign. How Erin O'Toole thinks he can remain as leader is beyond logic, but the Conservative Party will try to keep him .
September 8th, 2021 | JH
I was on Facebook recently and non-political people are starting to post election material. This is common in the run up to an election. Normally my Facebook feed is pretty political, but at the “two-week to election day” mark, even the people posting cat photos and cookie recipes and inspirational “believe in yourself” crap will begin to tip-toe into the political cesspool.
September 1st, 2021 | MN
If you live in Western Canada and you’ve lost faith in the Conservative Party of Canada, then you are likely trying to decide whether or not to vote for the Maverick Party or Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada. There are a couple of other possibilities like the Christian Heritage Party or the Libertarian Party, but these vehicles have been around for a long, long time and have proven themselves to be ineffective at electoral politics.
September 1st, 2021 | RR
I've been pondering whether to stop referring to myself as a conservative. I used to be “libertarian”, but that started to fizzle out as I saw the the failures and abuses of businesses, billionaires and monopolies inside our so-called free market. On top of that, the growing lunacy and straight up idiocy of those inside the libertarian movement turned me away.
September 1st, 2021 | CW
There’s an assumption amongst Conservative supporters that the party wants to win elections, but is this true? When you talk to long-term players in politics there is a cynicism to them and their experience that is uniform. They are professionals and they’ve been around the block. They’ve worked campaigns and they’ve supported candidates and they know how the game works.
September 1st, 2021 | RR
I have often called Maxime Bernier a grifter and a charlatan, while other Poletical contributors have supported him. At the end of the day, Bernier represents legitimate conservatives and has legitimate conservative followers—regardless of what his own personal views and motives are. What he has been preaching has resonated. However, Bernier's political instincts are piss poor and he allowed his own personal animosity to get the best of him.
August 1st, 2021 | TC
Much has been made about vaccine hesitancy in the United States over the past few months as vaccination rates begin to plateau, just short of 70%, or the amount required to achieve herd immunity. Those who express any hesitation about a vaccine are immediately shamed as "anti-vaxxers".
August 1st, 2021 | RR
In 1969, humans landed the first man on the moon. In 2021, a billionaire shot himself into Earth's lower orbit for eleven minutes in a dildo shaped rocket. Note the difference. Humans haven't successfully sent a human to another rock or planet in more than sixty years, but we're willing to let a bunch of billionaires proclaim that Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic have accomplished something historic.