dialamah Posted March 27, 2017 Report Share Posted March 27, 2017 I see the Conservative party shooting themselves in the foot as they seem headed towards choosing a party leader that will most likely lose them the election in 2019. I may not want to vote for JT and the Liberals in 2019, but if my other option is someone like O'Leary or even Bernier, what choice will I have? Climate change is a real thing and each year this becomes more obvious (except for the hard-core deniers), but few of the Conservative candidates are addressing it. Bernier says nothing about the issues climate change will bring and his website features an oil-worker. O'Leary doesn't even seem to have a platform - just regurgitated media bites attacking JT. Combine that with his debate no-shows and I'm left wondering if this is just a a lark to him. Chong, who is ranked 2nd among all Canadians for Conservative leader but 7th among Conservatives, points out that the Conservative party has lost 2/3 of it's membership since 2004; from 285,000 down to 100,000. Clearly this is not a party who resonate with all Canadians, and that matters at election time. Chong is the only candidate I've seen who actually considers climate change an issue - whether one agrees with his carbon pricing plan or not, at least he's not either ignoring the issue or claiming it doesn't exist. This is an important issue for Canadians (http://www.nanosresearch.com/tickers/PDF/POLNAT-S15-T661.pdf), even if the Conservative party doesn't think so. I really do hope the Conservative elects a leader that will be palatable to the more centrist Canadians and thus give us a viable choice in the next election. I'm not the only Canadian who feels this way, either. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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