The Tory and anti-Laurentian narratives are deeper than just old PC-Reform divides and they are not well captured by divides between blue and red Tories or any of these other labels we attach to them. They are deeper than mere ideology.
Canada needs a serious pro-growth prime minister, one who is willing to take on Canada’s privileged and mediocre elites. Poilievre should seize this opportunity and turn his effective campaign message into a potent policy and governing agenda.
The relatively limited ambitions of Canada’s aspiring populists, who seek to tinker at the technocratic edges of Canada’s political order, show how hegemonic liberalism still is in Canada.
Pierre Poilievre’s gatekeepers message could form the basis of a vision for leading both the Conservative party and Canada itself.
The key to rebalancing this relationship long term is that these formal mechanisms help to reshape the political culture.
Protecting and preserving Canadian heritage means promoting Canadian heritage to Canadians.
For decades Canada was a spectator to the world’s biggest game, and its best players forced to play in exile. But this is changing.
Keeping Canada together means keeping it connected and overcoming the brute facts of our geography. This means transportation infrastructure plays a big role in both nation building and national preservation.
Unmarried and childless urban renters are not exactly a growth demographic for conservatives, but unaffordable housing costs that keeps people in this position for longer or perhaps indefinitely will be disastrous for conservative parties.
Perhaps one reason the Queen is so admired is she feels like an increasingly rare figure