Conservative MPs Weigh in on Leadership Vote
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George’s two Conservative MPs are eagerly awaiting this Saturday’s leadership results.
Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty says he’s backing Erin O’Toole, formerly the veterans minister in Stephen Harper’s government.
“He’s much in line with how Rona (Ambrose) has created that different tone and shape of our caucus,” he says.
“He’s also a principled family man, a veteran who has served this country and has done tremendous work in his private life making sure those that have served our country and our communities get the care and attention that they need when needed, wherever they need it.”
Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer on the other hand is backing Saskatchewan candidate and former speaker of the House, Andrew Scheer.
“I look at him to continue Rona Ambrose’s legacy of compassionate conservatism. But it will be interesting once the race is done, whoever wins, we’ll get behind that person and we’ll go on to 2019.”
Aside from electing a leader capable of effectively holding the current government to account, Zimmer says at least one other thing will need to happen to help his party to grab power.
“Other parties need to be stronger, like the NDP. Polling in single digits isn’t going to help us win in 2019.”
Doherty adds he thinks Canadians have had enough of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “broken promises.”
“I believe to this point that Mr. Trudeau has proven that what he says on the campaign trail and what he’s done since elected are two different things.”
Bob Zimmer’s plan to get the CPC back in power? Split the middle/left vote.
Compassionate conservatism ? Isn’t that an oxymoron ? Andrew Scheer ? Laughing , smirking, pathetic , bias excuse of a speaker of the house . He’d be perfect in the eyes of the cons . Canadians ? Not so much .
Much has been said by those on the left of the political spectrum about the banning of corporate donations and their potential to affect election results. A few but not too many of those same people have also decried union donations as they too can have an effect of the outcome of an election.
Some have condemned both the BC Liberal Party and the Federal Conservative Party for their fundraising activities.
Over the past few days, I’ve read of how millions in foreign funds were alleged to have been spent in the 2015 federal election to defeat the Harper Conservative government.
I’ll be watching to see who condemns this alleged foreign spending. After all, perhaps it played a part in the election of Justin and Co., Gregor Robertson and Co., Rachel Notley and Co., and perhaps also had an impact on our situation here in BC!
Those on the “left” must be whispering “say it isn’t so”!
Oops, forgot to link today’s National Post article:
“Millions in foreign funds spent in 2015 federal election to defeat Harper government, report alleges”
Meh, tempest in a teapot.
Just a few whining conservatives.
Elections Canada will dismiss the complaints as being without merit after pretending to investigate.
However if it was Liberals or NDP complaining, it would be headline news for a month and the results overturned.
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