August 18, 2017

A Strong Canada: Meet the Liberals trying to move the CPC “back to the centre”

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Did you see the Hill Times story about a group of so-called conservatives trying to bring the Conservative Party of Canada back to the centre? 

The group, A Strong Canada, was inspired by MacLean's writer Scott Gilmore, husband of Liberal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna.

During the recent CPC leadership campaign, when the party seemed to be leaning towards choosing Kevin O’Leary or Maxime Bernier, Gilmore tried to create a strange Red Tory counter movement 

Watch as I show you who is really behind A Strong Canada, and reveal that they have zero conservative credentials.

Their goal is to prevent Canada from having our own populist revolution, like the one that helped elect Trump.

Instead, they want to take the party back into Joe Clark’s Progressive Conservatives.

And so the million dollar question is, literally: Who’s funding this group?

The worst thing about A Strong Canada's goal of pushing the party to the centre (in an effort to win Liberal votes) is that it appears to be working.

Since becoming leader, Andrew Scheer has slowly but surely moved the party in that direction.

He refused to allow a free vote on the Paris Climate Accord motion; he put in an ill-advised gag order on his MPs and party discussing the Khadr payout on US media; and now this week, after claiming he will no longer do interviews with us at the Rebel, Scheer gave one to the foreign funded, subversive LeadNow.

That would be the very same LeadNow that took foreign money to wage a strategic voting campaign to unseat Sheer's own CPC MPs.

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commented 2017-08-19 00:53:31 -0400

You represent a conservative mindset that is UNELECTABLE in Canada. Hell, I am sure to some people here Stephen Harper was liberal light.

So alt-right, extreme right, far right – whatever you want to call yourself – no politician who thinks like you will gain any traction in Canada. Look what happened to Kelly Leitch. She speaks your language and her bid to become leader was a spectacular failure.

Have you not considered that the conservative party needs to do what they can to win elections and part of that is stealing liberal votes by appealing to liberals in some ways.

What good will it do you if there is a hard conservative that will never win elections? Do you never want a conservative PM again? Because that is what you are asking for.
commented 2017-08-19 00:31:46 -0400
I decided when Scheer was elected that my support for CPC was over. I had supported Bernier but it wasn’t sour grapes; it was the certain knowledge that Scheer is just not a conservative. I just don’t see the point in fussing over whether to elected a faux conservative or a liberal dunce. It doesn’t matter to me if the country is led by Dumb or Dumber.
My money will support private efforts and judicial warriors like Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms; places where it might do some good.
BTW, it’s not hard to curry favour in the media. It’s easy, actually. Just become a liberal.
commented 2017-08-19 00:16:44 -0400
The fact is Canada does not follow US style capitalism but has always been a nation that has been independent.

We were nationalists until the Reagan era with low debts, more central government, full employment, and the Progressive Canadian party calls the Conservative party a collection of globalists because they promote more war, NATO, closeness to the Americans which Sir John A. was against and like the Liberals they support more continentalism, and more globalization. Basically, the Progressive Canadian party, a centre-right party ideologically, argues that the two big parties in Canada, the Liberals and Conservatives, are for selling Canada out and for large trade agreements that only benefit corporations and not the average person.

They also argue that tax cuts alone are not favourable to people and it is a libertarian mindset of laissez-faire and not caring about people and letting the market run amok and let everything be like 2008 when everything collapsed.

The Progressive Canadian party argues for targeted tax cuts which guarantee jobs, moderation on infrastructure, protecting our social programs and health care like the old Progressive Conservative party, and eliminating debts in 25 to 30 years using the “Bank of Canada”.

Don’t forget that free trade and globalization makes you a globalist and even Stephen Harper reiterated this in a video on Youtube around the time of the financial crisis in 2008-09.

Many on here are blind about that!

The fact is the Progressive Canadian party would allow their candidates to serve their constituents and not be obliged to do everything the party leader says. That is how democracy is supposed to work.

The Progressive Canadian party follows the traditions of the old PC party of Canada in that they want to balance fiscal responsibility and social progress, something the Liberals and Conservatives fail to do, and are more interested in their own party and their own party’s fortunes.

Lastly, anti-mainstream measures are why the Progressive Canadian party should be supported over the oligarchic mainstream three main parties.
commented 2017-08-19 00:06:38 -0400
Also, Sarah, what Christopher Wilson fails to understand is that the Progressive Conservative party from 1942 to 2003 was the party for the centre-right even though they were very close to the Liberals ideologically.

Wilson makes it seem like they were centrist only with Clark, but they seemed centrist with Charest, Stanfield, somewhat with Diefenbaker, Drew and most of their leaders.

I think Canada needs many parties on the centre-right to allow for one being progressive and another one being populist. The idea of limiting choices is dubbed oligarchy.

I ran for the Progressive Canadian party in 2011 to allow for an anti-war option, fiscal responsibility, evaluating what trade deals are beneficial for Canada and how some could be renegotiated, giving youth free post-secondary education, utilizing existing rail tracks in major cities, a smarter infrastructure plan than the Liberals and Conservatives, eliminating our debt in 25 years using the Bank of Canada, and ending the War on Terror.

These are policies taken from the left and right but the party is fiscally conservative, socially progressive and does follow the way the old PC party operated from 1942 to 2003. The idea that Scheer is a centrist conservative is a joke. The fact is social conservatives were never given a strong voice in the party during the Mulroney years until the merger in 2003. Also, the old PC party was never pro-war or pro-gun. The old PC party wanted to not follow the Reform/Alliance plan of gun rights. It wanted gun control but done a different way.

Lastly, Clark is not the only Red Tory in Canada. Many exist out there in both the Conservative and Liberal party, but I would say are not given a fighting chance or reasonable voice.

Also, Red Tories don’t believe in populist but a moderate government and fiscal responsibility and a central government. The Conservatives have always been since the merger in 2003 for devolution and going against the wishes of Sir John A. Sir John A. never wanted too much closeness to the US, and he wanted an active central government and a Confederation, meaning progressive conservatism and a strong central government.
commented 2017-08-18 23:52:10 -0400
Keep on these cucks Christopher. Canada does not need another liberal party. How slow minded are these conservatives in Ottawa? Do they not know they are being played, or have they drunk the globalist Koolaid – promised virgins in their life after government, or what?

Sarah Jimmy, if ‘centre right’ is to the right of the ( centre cucked liberal lite cino’s) then I pick that one. See how silly this is? If not, keep trying. Why don’t you start with laying out in detail what alt right is to you?
commented 2017-08-18 23:24:33 -0400
Sarah do you think Canada is doing well right now? If you do you are a complete moron. Alberta has a left wing government and it is being ruined.
commented 2017-08-18 23:23:42 -0400
Sarah the libs brought us things like residential schools in case you forgot that.
commented 2017-08-18 23:23:02 -0400
Sarah the liberal party today is nothing like they were , nor is the NDP. And the liberals are miles from center , conservatives are pretty much in the center.
commented 2017-08-18 23:03:11 -0400
Rebelation Rebelation,

You obviously need a lesson in Canadian history.

Why do you think the Liberal party has been in power for most of Canada’s existence?
commented 2017-08-18 22:40:31 -0400
Good report Chris. Hope Scheer has to eat his words about the
commented 2017-08-18 21:53:59 -0400
So Scheer wouldn’t allow a free vote on the Paris Climate Accord or discussion on the Khadr blackmail payout, people are totally delusional if they think Canada is a Democracy.
commented 2017-08-18 21:50:47 -0400
Sarah. You’re a Conservative. This country was founded on Conservative principles. not Marxist ones.
commented 2017-08-18 21:20:45 -0400
Good point, Christopher.
Andrew Scheer has just confirmed the silencing of Canadian Conservatives by giving Leadnow what they wanted.
Without the Rebel, no one will or would hear anything about the Conservative Party.
commented 2017-08-18 20:51:30 -0400
Liza Rosie,

If you say that you are not alt-right/extreme right, then what are you? Because your only other choice is center right.
commented 2017-08-18 20:08:22 -0400
The comments are right. The Reform Party and Alliance Party are gone and the progressives and Liberal appeasers have taken over. Joe Clarke is smiling.
I’m reminded of my relatives voting for various shades of communist candidates in the former Soviet Union.
commented 2017-08-18 19:43:46 -0400
Centrist Progressive Conservatives(Joe Clark Red Tory), not unlike the USA’s “RINOS” or Republicans In Name Only, what we once called “Rockefeller Republicans”, which are Democrats In Practice or “DIPS.”.
commented 2017-08-18 19:03:42 -0400
We’re light years from any kind of patriotic nation loving populist movement.
commented 2017-08-18 19:00:37 -0400
Comments are right on. The last conservative politician in this country just retired so let’s see what liberal plant is going to now take over the Saskatchewan Party. I’m friggin done. Jean and Kenny can go screw themselves. Patrick Brown has liberal carved into his forehead and now Sheer is traveling the country with a bus load of knives rewarding all his supporters with stabs in the back. I want to move to Texas to work on my depression. Or better yet, somewhere in the South Pacific where none of this BS matters. Only God can save this country now.
commented 2017-08-18 18:53:21 -0400

If scheer isn’t turned out by next election , a lot Of Conservative mp’s are going to lose their jobs
And that will be the finish of Canada
commented 2017-08-18 18:52:18 -0400
I’m leaving this site until Ezra installs a decent Comments System. This one sucks.
commented 2017-08-18 18:19:56 -0400
Derick Williams, and that is exactly what the liberals are doing. They have hijacked the opposition!
commented 2017-08-18 18:18:50 -0400
I swear, if all we have to choose from are the left (liberals), the centre (cucked liberal lite cino’s) and the now defamed ‘alt right’, we are all in trouble. None of these represent me. Certainly not Andrew Scheer. The Conservative party has indeed been hijacked and I will not be coerced to vote for them. They will be no different from Trudeau’s liberals. This is a trick. This is what we have to look forward to. These cucks have made elections irrelevant. The liberals will get in one way or the other (by proxy thru Scheer or re-elected)) unless the conservative party smartens up. Scheer is the worst kind of disingenuous turncoat, and I feel duped and resentful.
commented 2017-08-18 17:22:08 -0400
I met Andrew Scheer this week at a luncheon in Richmond BC and I heard him speak. I was left with this thought in mind: “the best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves” – Vladimir Lenin.
commented 2017-08-18 17:07:08 -0400
Keep up the good reporting Christopher , a true conservative and from BC .
commented 2017-08-18 17:03:13 -0400
Scheer is liberal lite just like most of the CPC . Most of the true conservatives are all from Alberta or Saskatchewan in my opinion . Looks like either way we’re screwed . Both feminists and both don’t give a rats ass about true Canadians ! Just admitting that he’s a feminist cost him as many votes as he acquired from saying such a retarded thing ! Either way bend over and don’t expect a kiss as they grab your wallet !!