Skip to comments.Canada's Crusader for Conservatism
Posted on 01/17/2013 4:14:54 AM PST by nuconvert
When thinking of Canada, I strongly doubt that the first thing to pop into most people's heads would be "bastion of political conservatism". Yet in this liberal country, prime minister Stephen Harper has carved out an impressive reputation as one of the world's most successful centre-right leaders.
Through two minority Tory governments (2006 and 2008), and since May 2011 at the head of a majority government, Harper has balanced strong leadership with a confident domestic and foreign policy agenda. Canada may be a middle power, but our prime minister will accept nothing less than a seat at the top table.
(Excerpt) Read more at standpointmag.com ...
Canada might become what we should have been...
American conservatives should read and reread this article. The most conservative government in the world, and the most successful, leads the country on your northern border. The article tells how one man virtually destroyed the liberal party of Canada.
One thing Americans have to keep in mind is the difference in governmental systems. Canada has a parliamentary system. The majority party forms the government. The rest form the “official opposition”. Bipartisanship, so called, is unknown in this system. It simply does not exist.
You’re welcome. I hope he continues as PM for many more years.
There are too many black swans on the horizon. Living in a country with a sustainable debt level, abundant energy and agricultural resources, a shrinking deficit, and strong conservative leadership is exactly where I want to be.
It’s worth a bit of analysis on how they got here.
Back in the early 90’s their version of the Tea Party, largely based in Alberta, decided they’d had enough of the RINO Tories and split away to form their own party (Google “C-CRAP”). This led to 20 years in the wilderness during which the Liberals were in power and free to do as they wished.
However, the Conservatives eventually got the RINO’s to cry Uncle. The Right reunited just at the time the inevitable Leftist train wreck was occurring. The rest as they say is history.