April 29, 2016

Conservative Party National Convention 2016: Time to “rebuild and rebrand” for the future

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator
 

I’m standing on the Vancouver water front outside of our beautiful new convention centre, site of the Conservative Party of Canada’s National Convention, set for May 26 to May 28, 2016.

I speak to Conservative MP for South Surrey-White Rock, Dianne Watts about the importance of this convention for those who want to be part of rebuilding and rebranding the party.

We discuss how every day members can get involved and be part of the future of the Conservative Party whether or not they can attend the policy convention. It isn’t the only way to have input on the future direction of the party so watch to find out how you can be involved in shaping public policy going forward.

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commented 2016-04-30 13:04:37 -0400
The Conservative Party of Canada should take note of the WHY of Donald Trump’s amazing success in capturing the popular vote from across political lines! There’s no wishy-washy dithering or regional talking points BS. He says what he thinks, he says it in simple terms anyone can understand and he takes a stand. That is what THE PEOPLE want. Solid Leadership! Not politicians doing the politician thing…
I’ve included the link below to use as a comparison on party platforms. The Conservative Party of Canada has travelled way, way too far to the left of centre in trying to capture the popular vote. Stop trying to be a ‘liberal’ party!
The Christian Heritage Party is a truly fiscal and social conservative party.
https://www.chp.ca/platform/our-better-solutions
Compare for yourselves.
commented 2016-04-30 05:45:16 -0400
I don’t much care about what policies are proposed at the convention. What I’d like to see instead is debate about a “governing philosophy” for the CPC … What are the “principles” that should guide the next leader in setting policy for the FEDERAL responsibilities. And fast-forwarding to the 2019 election, I’d like the new leader to follow Harper’s 2005/6 successful campaign (which should be the template for an opposition Party) … A well thought out, five-point plan, hammered away relentlessly, being very specific about what a CPC government would do over a FOUR YEAR mandate. Sadly, I’m not holding my breath for any of the above.
commented 2016-04-29 20:36:15 -0400
- – - Jack : They can’t move any more left or they’ll be Liberal and they are full statist socialists. They need to return to the center back to populist democratic classic liberalism – Adam Smith Economics, civil rights defenders, justice reform to bring back equity under law.

They can be an effective opposition by re-centering and harping on Liberals global socialism selling out Canada and Canadian’s rights, and economic independence and national sovereignty.

Ferkissake the PMO is full of Friggin Marxists and crony corporatists, it should be easy to crash that Alinsky-lite klepto cabal.
commented 2016-04-29 20:36:14 -0400
- – - Jack : They can’t move any more left or they’ll be Liberal and they are full statist socialists. They need to return to the center back to populist democratic classic liberalism – Adam Smith Economics, civil rights defenders, justice reform to bring back equity under law.

They can be an effective opposition by re-centering and harping on Liberals global socialism selling out Canada and Canadian’s rights, and economic independence and national sovereignty.

Ferkissake the PMO is full of Friggin Marxists and crony corporatists, it should be easy to crash that Alinsky-lite klepto cabal.
commented 2016-04-29 20:36:14 -0400
- – - Jack : They can’t move any more left or they’ll be Liberal and they are full statist socialists. They need to return to the center back to populist democratic classic liberalism – Adam Smith Economics, civil rights defenders, justice reform to bring back equity under law.

They can be an effective opposition by re-centering and harping on Liberals global socialism selling out Canada and Canadian’s rights, and economic independence and national sovereignty.

Ferkissake the PMO is full of Friggin Marxists and crony corporatists, it should be easy to crash that Alinsky-lite klepto cabal.
commented 2016-04-29 18:31:08 -0400
Bill it is sad. I decided to support the party with my vote, but in no other way when they turned against the anti-abortion members in their wings. I don’t know the answer. Trying to bring conservatism to the average Canadian clearly failed – shown by the collapse of Sun News. But if the party moves left what would be the point of them winning?
commented 2016-04-29 17:30:38 -0400
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commented 2016-04-29 15:58:53 -0400
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@ Robert McClelland – “If the Conservatives would show some spunk and harrass and annoy the Liberals in the house, the way they are supposed to, I would have something I could get behind.”

I know what you mean. The WildRose, who I would like to support, are also rather MIA.

But the way I look at it is that there is no other even remotely conservative party that has a chance of beating the Lieberals, and my highest priority is to get those criminals out of office as soon as possible.
commented 2016-04-29 15:51:54 -0400
…..POSTED AT 1540

KEEPING THE COMMENTS TEXT SIZE AS SMALL AS IT IS SET TO NOW, IS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS WITH IMPAIRED VISION.

WAKE UP, REBEL STAFFERS,. PLEASE.
commented 2016-04-29 15:46:10 -0400
If the Conservatives would show some spunk and harrass and annoy the Liberals in the house, the way they are supposed to, I would have something I could get behind. There has already been a lot of material for them to work with. In the days of Mulroney the Liberals had the “Rat Pack”. I don’t suggest the Tories be that extreme (I mean Sheila Copps OMG!) but lets have a spirited loyal opposition. I am aware they will picking a leader, but don’t give Junior a free ride in the meantime.
commented 2016-04-29 15:31:24 -0400
Peter, the really sad thing is,right now, I don’t have any workable suggestions.
commented 2016-04-29 14:22:53 -0400
There is nothing left for the CPC to do than dissolve itself. It’s overrun with CINOs and has no interest in upholding any conservative principles.

Abandon Canada. It’s a cesspool of Progressivist/Sodomites.
commented 2016-04-29 14:18:18 -0400
- – - Jack: – this is a policy convention – this is the membership deciding on a public policy package for the caucus – delegates get to vote on proposals put forward from the various s and the plennary discussion groups – it’s also the place to put forth amendments to standing policy.

I have participated in this twice and my experience there and the policy screening process by exec. and policy control through this filtering process then the caucus ignoring party policy and making it in a vacuum is the reason I became a lapsed member.

I want to see if anything has changed or gotten worse – word to the veteran members out there, there is a movement at the top to move the party closer to the Librano operational model – that will be disastrous – this party has to stand for all those who did not vote for Trudeaupian Librano crony top-down government – not become more like it.

I like the idea of rebranding (federal freedom party?) but it has to be backed up by systemic ideological change – this party needs to become far more libertarian and populist but maintain firm conservative fiscal policy. We need to fully embrace truly progressive ideas like a flat tax and elimination of GST and income taxing, personal property and free speech rights in the charter, accountability of police and justice system to the people. Things that were liberal democrat ideals before liberalism became a cover for collectivist authoritarian statism.

Leadership convention is already a closed affair because of the deligate system – DEMOCRACY HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE MAN ONE VOTEWHY NOT IN A PARTY SYSTEM????
commented 2016-04-29 14:02:44 -0400
I changed from a “Canadian conservative” to a liberty-arian , if these putzes can get on board with that , they have my vote, if not then it is “none of the above”.
commented 2016-04-29 13:43:07 -0400
Frankly I believe we need to lick our wounds a bit longer. A reigning PM, with a good economy, was done by a know nothing shiny pony with no more experience than teaching drama. That should not have happened. Something went terribly wrong.
commented 2016-04-29 13:31:44 -0400
I renewed a long lapsed membership and am trying to pull strings at the riding level to become a voting delegate – I’ll let you all here at Rebel know how that goes and how voting delegates at policy and leadership conventions work and if the process is open or an insider determined affair.

Keeping the Trump VS GOP oligarchs fiasco down south as a benchmark of conservative political organization at the national level, let’s see how we measure up.

I remember Ralph Klein being elected leader in an open membership ballot more than once – no selected delegates for Ralph – let’s see how far from prairie populism and grassroot democracy the CPC has strayed.
commented 2016-04-29 13:21:03 -0400
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Well, Robert McClelland & L L Peters Seymour, what are your suggestions for a party behind whom we can apply our support since these Conservatives are not the ones?
commented 2016-04-29 12:57:47 -0400
So they suck you in and tell you what you want to hear then turn around and shit on you when they get into office. Like I said before. Anyone voted into office has 6 months to prove themselves and if they don’t do it. OUT on their ass they go.
commented 2016-04-29 12:52:26 -0400
I have absolutely no faith in this bunch of simpering progressive twits.