The Conservative Party is having its big convention in Vancouver, and The Rebel will be there in force — I’ll be there, Brian Lilley, Sheila Gunn Reid, Faith Goldy, a whole team — nine of us in all. If you’re going, too, come up and say hello!
Tonight I’ll tell you my thoughts on the eve of the convention.
First, I’ll review, in depth, the Harper years — the good and the bad.
How about the present? Rona Ambrose is interim leader and is holding down the fort. But when a conservative leader of the opposition is so consistently praised by the media, you’re doing it wrong.
(They loved Joe Clark, too, because he was good at losing.)
I’ll tell you what I think of the leadership candidates.
(Kevin O’Leary isn’t serious, in my view — he lives in the States, and is just enjoying building his media celebrity, like a poor man’s Donald Trump.)
Conservatives can’t out-Trudeau Trudeau. But when the media starts squawking, that’s when you know you’ve found the right candidate...
NEXT: Our own Faith Goldy joins me to talk about who would be the best leader for the Conservatives. We also preview The Rebel's exclusive convention coverage.
THEN: I believe the Tories are still shell shocked over their election defeat. Saskatchewan MP Garnett Genuis and I discuss the state of the party right now.