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October 27, 2017 5:34 pm

Zimmer Bids Farewell to Ambrose, the ‘Compassionate Conservative’

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ 12:37 PM

Prince George, B.C. – Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies Conservative MP Bob Zimmer has reacted to interim Conservative Party of Canada Leader Rona Ambrose’s decision to resign her leadership and seat in the House of Commons once MPs break for summer next month.

Ambrose went public with the news in Ottawa this morning. She succeeded Stephen Harper as leader in 2015 and was first elected to the House of Commons as an Alberta MP back in 2004.

“It’s sad. I was one of the guys that tried to convince her to stay as our permanent leader,” he tells 250News. “She’s just been great for us and like I’ve said many times she’s shown that compassionate conservative side of us.”

Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer

Zimmer says it’s that “compassionate” brand of conservatism he’ll remember most about her – something he says she demonstrated in many of the ministries she led before taking on the party leadership.

So, how else will he remember her?

“I think we’ve been an effective opposition,”  he says.“She’s also one of the party leaders around this place you can just talk to. Where I sat in the House for a little while she’d walk by every day and you just chatted a little bit every time. So, you get to know them as real people and I think I’ll miss that real person most of all.”

Looking ahead to the party leadership vote May 27, Zimmer says he’s still backing Saskatchewan MP Andrew Scheer.

“I’m looking at him to continue that run, a continuation of Rona’s compassionate conservatism, that has been established.”


Ah good old spell check still doesn’t catch ‘to, too and two’issues. With all the developments of technology, little progress on this front. Gives the brain something to do while reading an article. Little things amuse my mind. ;)

Speaking of spelling, how about grammatical errors?

From the article:

“I’ve said many times she’s showed that compassionate conservative side …”

It should be: “she’s shown.”

There you go gus … left something for your amusement and for you to comment on .. well done! :)

I would take Ambrose over any of the yahoos that they have to choose from to be the leader.

    Agreed, she made them a viable option again bringing the party back to the centre for governing, but maybe wanting on the aggressive nature one expects from a party in opposition.

    If your listing yahoos, be sure to add Trudeau to the list. He is the ultimate yahoo.

And to the grammar and spelling police, you should all go get jobs. ;)

    Poking fun at spelling and grammar errors is sport, not a policing action. However, I suspect you get that already PG. ;)

Zimmer is a disappointment though. Who even knows what issues he campions? Any PG related issues on his radar? How is he dealing with First Nations issues fixing our failed reserve system that so impacts our region? Where is he on economic development issues? What are his ideas on softwood lumber or infrastructure needs in the North?

Just a safe seat back bencher MP collecting a pay check is all I have seen.

    It’s hard to know what issues your constituents have when you block them on social media for bringing up any issue that doesn’t follow party lines.

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