I’m going to be very honest here. I have bias. I am biased. If you’re looking for non partisan info on this guy and the party, you’re not going
to find it here. The Conservative Party of Canada is basically like the Republicans of Canada (with slightly less wtf, mostly because it’s a minority government). They’ve been running the country with two consecutive minority governments. Now, while every party this year says they stand for “family values” they all seem to mean different values. Conservatives are running on the old school “family values”.
Their members are predominantly pro-life, anti-gun registry, pro oil sands and fairly anti women. You need not look further than that whole “women are a left wing fringe group” debacle for that last one. One look at the general outline of the platform and you see the usuals…tough on crime, eliminating the deficit (that they caused), tax cut for families, yadda yadda. But considering the corporate tax cuts he has made and that the tax cut he promised wouldn’t even take effect for years…..kinda useless. Not to mention that there hasn’t been much about healthcare. Don’t get me wrong, I love not paying for healthcare, but the system needs fixing and better funding. But you know what he wants to spend money on according to that link? Defending the fucking arctic. Wow.
If that’s not enough, he’s getting tips from politicians South of the border on how to do attack ads (which you can see on their site), and has been airing them well before the election. He’s also using the “coalition” scare tactic, even though he was not exactly opposed to them as minority leader. He also calls the possibility of leadership under another candidate “reckless” and “dangerous”. Well…..here are some highlights!
- Only 5 questions a day from media?
- Party members, media and groups muzzled if they don’t go with everything he says?
- Shady election practices?
- Standing by a cabinet minister who fudged a document?
- Founding Principles that basically sound like “BOOTSTRAPS!” and protectionism?
- Support of the oil sands, one of the worst environmental facepalms in the world, from the ENVIRONMENT Minister?
- Pro-life politicians wanting to affect women’s rights?
- In contempt of Parliament?
Oh yeah, that sounds so awesome, like a Canada I totally want to be a part of!
…..I just puked a little in my mouth…..
They only need 14 more seats to get a majority, and I pray that it doesn’t happen. Now, my dream is not likely to happen, but I can stand another minority and a coalition taking place, because there’s only so much Harper one can take.
Got any other info, links or dirt to share? Link me up!