August 23, 2018

Battle of egos divides conservatives as Halifax convention begins

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

We just landed in Halifax to cover the Conservative Party convention at what’s turning out to be the most divided convention in a decade.

With Maxime Bernier’s resignation from the party - what does this mean for the sacred cow issues he championed? And what does it mean for the future of the party as we head into the next election?

We’ll bring you coverage of these issues and more that the mainstream media doesn’t want to cover and all the things the Conservative Party doesn’t want to talk about, so stay tuned!

P.S. Don’t forget to tell Andrew Scheer to Let The Rebel report from the convention!

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commented 2018-08-24 22:00:49 -0400
“… Debt ? Canada’s DEBT has increased by 100s of Billions in the last 3 years with the idiot in charge …”

Courtesy of Trudeau:
Source: Canadian Government Data,and it excludes Provincial Debt.
commented 2018-08-24 17:43:28 -0400
And interest rates will skyrocket just like in daddy’s day. They are already on the move. And the youth in our country are going to wish they never voted for a traitor, because their age group is going to suffer high unemployment rates. Of course if you are white you will be forced to the back of the bus, while our jobs are given to faux refugees. And our CPP and EI funds will be used to fund more globalist strategies. Liberal globalists are the biggest thieves in the world.
commented 2018-08-24 16:29:42 -0400
@ Andrew . . . . put down the Crack Pipe Andrew . . . today Canada is the laughing stock of the friggin planet . . . with your clueless buddy Justin Trudope running our open borders no vetting . . . Invasion of the undesirables.

Business . . . the World is not even looking at Canada to invest today.
Oil Exploration . . . lowest Rig Count in Alberta in many many Decades.
Few working in the oil patch today Andrew . . .
Debt ? Canada’s DEBT has increased by 100s of Billions in the last 3 years with the idiot in charge . . . . building condos for new arrivals is not a long terms job strategy either. The Real Estate boom that has propped up this country is coming to an end !
commented 2018-08-24 14:40:42 -0400
It was announced by his family today that Senator McCain will no longer receive any additional treatment for his cancer.
commented 2018-08-24 14:33:24 -0400
In the US Senator John McCain is praised by liberal media for being an antagonist within his own party. In Canada Maxim Bernier is chastised by liberal media sources for being an antagonist within the Conservative party, go figure! I fail to understand left wing media sources such as CTV,CBC and Global. I believe it is all about money and power for them,they seem to be like flapjacks on a hot griddle, never being able to decide which side they are on.
commented 2018-08-24 13:11:06 -0400
Canada is a laughing stock, inside the country and out.
commented 2018-08-24 12:59:55 -0400
“Remember when . . . .
World’s Richest Middle Class . . . NY Times”
Hasn’t been updated. Can’t say we still aren’t.

“World’s Best Reputation . . . Reputation Institute”
Canada’s still top of that list today.

“Best Wage Growth in G7 Nations . . . 2007-2012”
Appears to have dropped off under Harper’s watch.

“Best Oilfield Salaries in the World . . .”
Overpaid day labour is also why Canada’s energy sector was one of the worst hit when oil prices collapsed in 2014.

Best Oilfield Enviro Regs in the World . . . Harvard Bus School"
“Best Country to do Business . . . . Forbes”
This one seems to vary, since the top ten don’t have much spread between them.

“World’s Best Debt to GDP Ratio , . . OECD
This was untrue in 2015, and it’s untrue now. Among the G7 we’re still the best, and one of the few whose debt ratio is actually dropping.
commented 2018-08-24 11:50:54 -0400
Robert – I don’t believe it was a coincidence.
commented 2018-08-24 11:23:23 -0400
2015 . . . the Year 39% of Canadians voted themselves Off the Island . . . . who needs Balanced Budgets and Surpluses anyway . . . when you can give Billions to the UN, the CBC and Despotic Regimes around the globe.

Remember when . . . .
World’s Richest Middle Class . . . NY Times
World’s Best Reputation . . . Reputation Institute
Best Wage Growth in G7 Nations . . . 2007-2012
Best Oilfield Salaries in the World . . .
Best Oilfield Enviro Regs in the World . . . Harvard Bus School
Best Country to do Business . . . . Forbes
World’s Best Debt to GDP Ratio , . . OECD

ALL of that is in the REAR VIEW Mirror today Canada . . . . as you wallow towards European Failed State Status.
commented 2018-08-24 11:08:53 -0400
When the Trudeau/Butts Liberals ‘win’ the next election, all the blame for the destruction of our country by Jihadi-Justin-Groper and his globalist masters, will fall squarely at the feet of the feckless, liberal-lite, Smilin’ Andy Scheer and whom ever the actual string-pullers, the actual power base in the CPC are. You know who you are.
I guess we’re going down that nasty road whether we want to or not…hello TOTALITARIAN GLOBAL FASCISM. Goodbye to the sovereign nation of Canada…along with our heritage, wealth and rights accrued under that sovereignty.
Maybe this is for the best…If you don’t care enough about our heritage that you can’t get up off your lazy, apathetic arse to save Canada, then good riddance to Canada…because then it ain’t worth saving…
commented 2018-08-24 09:59:31 -0400
Deborah, do you think Mad Max’s timing of his departure right before the convention was just happenstance?
commented 2018-08-24 09:51:42 -0400
Of course the Fredos of the party could stick to “muh priciples” and support Andy.
I think it may not have been such a bad thing that Ezra got out of the cruise business, he could have wound up like Bill Kristol.
commented 2018-08-24 09:43:41 -0400
Bernier has presented the CPC with a stark choice, stick with the smiling gopher and lose to the Boy Blunder or unite the party under an overtly conservative leader.The choice is theirs. Either way Smilin’ Andy will be done in 2019 at the latest. His downfall is now inevitable, so they might as well dump him now and give the party a chance for victory.
commented 2018-08-24 09:35:25 -0400
The fact that so many conservative MP’s and insiders contacted Ezra prior to the convention, speaks volumes. Bernier did not take this step without the backing of many people, who see that our country and the freedoms that we stand for are being destroyed by the globalists. He definitely has the qualities of a leader, and a leader knows when to take risks. If Scheer is elected, he will not do anything that the liberals don’t approve of. They are colluding to overcome our democracy. He has personal ambitions, and his actions prove he could careless about Canada, and those who built it! He’s from the shallow end of the pool, just like Trudeau is.
commented 2018-08-24 09:31:38 -0400
As leader, Smilin’ Andy is responsible for this mess. No matter what his real politics are he needs to go. The CPC needs to pull itself back together with a new leadership contest. Smilin’ Andy has been a disaster and it won’t get any better by being loyal to someone who has not been loyal to the people who elected him.
commented 2018-08-24 06:54:43 -0400
Just like the Ontario PC Party choosing Patrick Brown , the CPC party elite chose Scheer as their leader,not the leader of those of us that have libertarian and or conservative values.
I quit the CPC because Sceer refuses to listen and defend even the most basic of Canadia
commented 2018-08-24 03:16:47 -0400
Sonny Crockett Scheer never speaks up or does his job when the time comes. That is a huge difference.
commented 2018-08-24 02:35:40 -0400
Andrew Scheer is not a leader… The Paris accord proved he’s just a tyrannical dictator where he threatens and whips to get what he wants he doesn’t lead.. Stephen Harper should keep his nose out of everybody’s business and mind his own.!! I didn’t like the unite the right in Alberta and I was against it from day one and it’s proving to be as bad as I thought… I don’t want to see another unite the right especially at a federal level.!
commented 2018-08-24 02:28:52 -0400
Tell me if I’m wrong, but the latest news is that Scheer refused to even talk to Bernier the nine days going into the Halifax Convention!?!… If that is indeed true, then that tells me all I want to know about The Smiling Chipmunk…
commented 2018-08-24 01:54:47 -0400
TK B John Baird, if Bernier ’s plans fail. (We should know in a week)
What incentive is there for Baird to come back, when he likely makes double the money and less work in the Private Sector?
commented 2018-08-23 23:39:47 -0400
The Conservative party of Canada is a major mess currently. 1) The party elected the wrong leader and has only itself to blame. 2) Harper should have kept his mouth shut today and not weighed into the spat. – check his twitter account.
I have had a strong belief that Mr. Scheer is going to lose unbelievably to Trudeau in the 2019 election – the 2019 election will be the toughest election for conservatives to stomach since the end of the Mulroney era.
How many seats the conservatives end up retaining is the bigger question.
The Conservative party does not look like the party Stephen Harper left behind. A lot of things have changed politically – especially populist movements. When conservatives stop being Conservative they usually end up falling apart dismally.
The question post 2019 is does Harper come back from the political grave to unite the right or is there a saviour unseen within the party, smart enough, educated enough and presentable enough to do what Harper did between 2006-2015?
Things to think about.
commented 2018-08-23 22:57:17 -0400
Some people here seem to be hesitant to put their toes in the Maxime Bernier’s pool, as they seem to think he is an old Country Bumpkin. He is only 55, 17 years younger than Trump or Regan and is worldly trained by being Foreign Affairs Minister for PM Harper.

Before Politics he was a Businessman, which explains why he can speak so well on Supply Management, Tariffs ect.. He was also Minister of State for the following:
1. Small Business and Tourism
2. Minister of Industry
3. Agriculture
4. Foreign Affairs, where he worked with the George Bush Government.

This Bi-lingual guy is tough but likable as he has won his riding 4 elections in a row.
I’m sure he would be able to put together a Party by attracting the best from Scheer’s unhappy Government, and getting help from favorites like Brad Trost.
commented 2018-08-23 22:53:14 -0400
The CPC had already thrown Alberta and the west in general under the bus, and when Trump shoves the deal he makes with Mexico in Trudeau’s face, and says take or leave it, and Trudeau says no, will Scheer continue to back Trudeau and throw Ontario’s auto industry under the bus. At that point will premiers like Ford move to Bernier rather than be a sacrificial lamb to the old order of supply management.
commented 2018-08-23 22:45:52 -0400
If Bernier is going to initiate his own party, he might want to get people like Rempel, Polivere and other Conservatives to join him. Taking large swaths of the Conservative vote with him would ensure a change in the Conservative Party. There should be some way that they can unseat Scheer because of the unlikelihood of him being able to effectively compete in the election and win. The very fact that he is so unpopular and they could be closer to an election than they know. They should be working on replacing him, if all of them band together and tell Scheer to stand down or they are all leaving should do it. If not they walk out of the building into the fold of a new party, leaving Scheer as a lone Conservative. But unfortunately that would take guts, being decisive and patriotic.
commented 2018-08-23 22:26:05 -0400
Forgot to mention: high fives all around in the Trudeau PMO due to conservative political death wish.
commented 2018-08-23 22:23:20 -0400
Very sad, Douglas, very sad, and probably inevitable now. Here’s how I see it playing out: conservative vote split in 2019, Trudeau wins another majority, Canada on fire a la Sweden in 2020.
commented 2018-08-23 22:05:40 -0400
I was a Maxine Bernier supporter in the leadership race and was disappointed when Sheer won it but was willing to give him a chance… that didn’t last very long. I stopped donating last year and will not give the CPC another penny until they wise up and give Bernier’s views some serious consideration. Very disheartening. I am just about resigning myself to another 4 years of JT. How sad is that?
commented 2018-08-23 21:49:38 -0400
Next year’s election cycle could be upon us sooner than you think. Even though Trudeau said he would not call a snap election that does not mean that he would call one with a divided conservative opposition and why wouldn’t he. Politics is a blood sport so strike when your opponent is down. I think the liberals minds whether to call a snap election will be made up by the end of this convention and being that they have front row seats courtesy of Scheer, they can easily gauge the unease with the conservatives. No need to have the CBC interpret these feelings for them.
I seem to remember Theresa May, PM of the UK, thinking the same way about the Labour opposition with Jeremy Corbyn as the leader. He almost won. Maybe something like this could happen to the liberals. One can only hope.
commented 2018-08-23 21:39:03 -0400
Screw Andy what goes around comes around . Wrong guy quit .
commented 2018-08-23 21:05:40 -0400
Ezra, it is time for You to start a new political party.
‘The Rebellious Right Party’.