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Marilyn Gladu convinced she’s best candidate to beat Trudeau

Marilyn Gladu convinced she’s best candidate to beat Trudeau

Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu has officially thrown her hat into the race to become the party’s next leader. And she believes she’s the best candidate to beat Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The
FUREY: Marilyn Gladu says MacKay, O’Toole can’t grow Conservative Party

FUREY: Marilyn Gladu says MacKay, O’Toole can’t grow Conservative Party

Marilyn Gladu is an unlikely candidate and she clearly doesn’t care. The fourth official leadership candidate, Gladu is a relative unknown in the race to replace outgoing leader Andrew Scheer but you
Privatize CBC English TV: O’Toole

Privatize CBC English TV: O’Toole

An Erin O’Toole Conservative government would defund CBC digital and cut the CBC English TV budget by half, the federal leadership candidate says. “Our plan will phase out TV advertising with a goal
WARREN: A leadership coronation won’t help the Conservatives

WARREN: A leadership coronation won’t help the Conservatives

The Conservative Party of Canada Leadership race is starting to look like a coronation of former Progressive Conservative Party leader Peter MacKay. Leadership coronations are a great political
FUREY: Big tent conservatism has always included so-cons – is that changing?

FUREY: Big tent conservatism has always included so-cons – is that changing?

I’ve been a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage since back when Liberals like Ralph Goodale were voting against it and I had many a hearty debate back in the day with those who obstinately objected
MALCOLM: The path forward for conservatives grappling with social issues

MALCOLM: The path forward for conservatives grappling with social issues

As the Conservative Party of Canada struggles to find a leader and the field of declared candidates gets smaller and less interesting, one thing is becoming clear: Andrew Scheer has done a great
TOWHEY: Change the world, join the Conservative Party today

TOWHEY: Change the world, join the Conservative Party today

If you want to change Canada… If you want to solve climate change … If you want to end poverty … If you want to lower taxes … If you want to end racism … If you want to get government out of your
EDITORIAL: The Conservatives have to get this one right

EDITORIAL: The Conservatives have to get this one right

The flag officially dropped a week ago for the 2020 running of the race to replace Andrew Scheer as the leader of the federal Conservatives — yet candidates can play cat and mouse until Feb. 27 before
LILLEY: MacKay jumps in as Ambrose jumps out

LILLEY: MacKay jumps in as Ambrose jumps out

Rona is out, Peter is in and Jean is still deciding. The Conservative Party leadership race is starting to shake out a little with one A-List candidate jumping in. Peter MacKay is getting into the
GOLDSTEIN: A new Conservative climate policy — Try honesty

GOLDSTEIN: A new Conservative climate policy — Try honesty

If the next federal Conservative leader is looking for a coherent policy on human-induced climate change, a good start would be honesty. It would begin by explaining that Prime Minister Justin
GOLDSTEIN: Climate change — a decade of broken promises and failures

GOLDSTEIN: Climate change — a decade of broken promises and failures

Canada’s record on addressing human-induced climate change over the past decade mirrors the global record of setting unrealistic goals for lowering industrial greenhouse gas emissions and then failing
GOLDSTEIN: Conservatives protest too much about Scheer’s expenses

GOLDSTEIN: Conservatives protest too much about Scheer’s expenses

One thing we can be sure of is that if outgoing Conservative leader Andrew Scheer had won the Oct. 21 election, we would never have heard about the Conservative party subsidizing the private school
MARIN: Scheer’s message lost in fog of war

MARIN: Scheer’s message lost in fog of war

Imagine being a Conservative donor and realizing that your hard-earned money to get the party elected had been used by Party leader Andrew Scheer to send his kids to private school? It’s not clear yet
LILLEY: Conservatives eat their own once again

LILLEY: Conservatives eat their own once again

The Conservatives are looking for a new leader but you have to wonder who would want the job given the way they treat their own. The day after Andrew Scheer stepped down as leader following a campaign
LILLEY: Exasperated Scheer leaves on his own terms

LILLEY: Exasperated Scheer leaves on his own terms

It wasn’t so much what Andrew Scheer said as I left his office a week ago that made me think he wouldn’t stay on as leader, it was how he said it and the look in his eyes. “Thomas is 14, he was 10
TOWHEY: Canada’s ready for a conservative carbon tax

TOWHEY: Canada’s ready for a conservative carbon tax

Last month, the majority of Canadians voted for political parties that support a carbon tax. Before the next election, the Conservative Party of Canada must come to grips with this fact. Not all
GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau has to choose his approach to governing with a minority

GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau has to choose his approach to governing with a minority

The success of Canada’s new minority Parliament, which will convene on Dec. 5, depends not on the opposition leaders but on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Canadians collectively decided on Oct. 21
FUREY: What Canadian conservatism really needed was a Barry Goldwater

FUREY: What Canadian conservatism really needed was a Barry Goldwater

After Barack Obama was elected for a second term in 2012, the Republicans did a major post-mortem on what challenger Mitt Romney’s loss meant. The tone was that the GOP was relegated to the dustbin
WARREN: Here’s why Andrew Scheer has got to go

WARREN: Here’s why Andrew Scheer has got to go

Andrew Scheer could be forgiven by Conservatives for mistakes he made before the election. Scheer could be forgiven by Conservatives for mistakes he made during the election. But Conservatives should
TOWHEY: 3 must-learn lessons for Canada’s Conservatives

TOWHEY: 3 must-learn lessons for Canada’s Conservatives

Canadian conservatives had high hopes for a win in October’s federal election. They didn’t get one. Now, conservatives are hoping Justin Trudeau’s minority government doesn’t last long and Canada will