February 26, 2019

CPC York-Simcoe by-election victory buoys party faithful ahead of October election

David MenziesMission Specialist

As expected, the Conservatives retained their stronghold of York-Simcoe, with Scot Davidson winning the federal by-election on Monday.

And some jubilant supporters I spoke to last night are optimistic that more of the country will also be painted Tory blue come October.

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commented 2019-02-28 02:15:58 -0500
88 days with no hammer falling.
commented 2019-02-27 16:45:12 -0500
The SNC Scandal will divide and cripple the Liberal party going into the next election. As much as I like Mad Max, the polls and this bye-election haven’t shown that he is making much of a dent on the Conservative vote. Advantage Scheer, not that I am jumping for joy.
commented 2019-02-27 16:35:58 -0500
It looks like the Boy Blunder won’t be the PM much longer or even the leader of the Liberals or even a member of Parliament. We kept saying he just wasn’t ready…….and we were right.
commented 2019-02-27 16:12:13 -0500
on this finally
commented 2019-02-27 16:11:57 -0500
With the latest revelations from JWR there may not be any Trudeau to run against. I would sure love to see his smug mug in the slammer right beside Butts. Ya think the RCMP might get oaths finally?
commented 2019-02-27 16:08:28 -0500
Has anyone heard or seen a hammer falling?
commented 2019-02-27 15:55:46 -0500
Correction – Pretty much EVERYONE….

Ford barely became PC leader.

The Rebel is so backwards, they can’t even have an edit feature. :)
commented 2019-02-27 15:52:52 -0500
Peter Netterville,

Pretty much everything thought Trump would lose, including Fox News – so your point is moot there and idiotic based on the predictions given by people on both sides. I forgot though – you just read The Rebel, so you don’t know what’s going on in the world.

I said Doug Ford would win and become Premier, especially since I hated Wynne like many other people in Ontario, so you are completely wrong there. However he did barely become Premier leader.

Bernier is not in the same position or have the same support as Trump or Ford. He is polling in the toilet. His party couldn’t even beat the NDP in BC. He sure as shit won’t be PM.
commented 2019-02-27 14:49:14 -0500
David, glad to see you weren’t barred from talking to the CPC candidate.

I wouidn’t attribute Scheer’s performance solely to him, but to his handlers at the head office of the party.
commented 2019-02-27 14:39:51 -0500
Nice to see that theREBEL is no longer persona non grata at conservative events. I guess Andrew has finally figured out that people who don’t like theREBEL aren’y going to vote for him anyway no matter what so there is no point in ostracising that many supporters.
commented 2019-02-27 11:33:42 -0500
Scheer 2019!
commented 2019-02-27 11:23:39 -0500
We already know that Trudeau is a traitor and plays dirty politics. My question (and concern) is what damage has Trudeau already done to our constitution without us knowing? We already know that he’s devoted to importing as many of his muslim friends as possible so an influx of “refugees” coming to Canada and his vow to import 1 MILLION more of them, how do we know he hasn’t already (secretly) given them permission to vote in the October election? What assurance do we as Canadians have that he won’t spring some demented surprise at the last moment and say “Oh, I forgot to mention that these ‘poor and traumatized refugees’ have been given the right to vote because that’s what Canada is all about”.
What assurance do Canadians have that this won’t happen? Trudeau being a criminal, traitor and underhanded bandit won’t stop him from committing other acts of treason, will it?
commented 2019-02-27 10:54:44 -0500
Scheer has left me so dissapointed Im rooting for berniers peoples party to do well and win.He is the better conservative leader.
commented 2019-02-27 04:49:43 -0500
John Wick, you swore up and down that Trump would never be President. You were wrong.

You swore up and down that Doug Ford would never be premier. You were wrong yet again.

With a track record like that, you just keep declaring that “Bernier’s party is going to lose big time”. That will increase his chances that he will do well. So, keep vomiting up your comments!
commented 2019-02-27 03:23:31 -0500
If just about anyone else were leading the Conservatives, the party would be at least 20 points higher.

In Parliament he likes the Carbon Tax, virtually unfettered immigration, and is only against these when in public. He is just so excited when he does a turn of phrase in the House.

He instills confidence in no one but himself.

There is sufficient time, just barely, for him to step down and allow someone else to take over. Hey, that would save the country from another Liberal government. We really don’t need another four years of Trudeau, or a Trudeau Lite running the country into the ground.
commented 2019-02-26 22:04:30 -0500
commented 2019-02-26 21:36:45 -0500
Bernier’s party is going to lose big time and then Bernier will be blamed for splitting the vote and Justin getting re-elected. Max’s ego will do him in.
commented 2019-02-26 21:05:26 -0500
You really can’t read much into the Conservatives winning a riding that they’ve won by double digits for as long as it’s existed in its current form, but what is surprising is that this was the worst riding of the three for the PPC despite being by far the most conservative. (8x the Conservative vote vs. Outremont, but very slightly fewer for PPC)
commented 2019-02-26 21:00:34 -0500
Andrew Scheer is as solid as interstellar space. And nice guys finish last, especially in politics.
commented 2019-02-26 20:28:54 -0500
Ron Shea: I agree.The frustration level with Sheer’s lack of leadership skills,direction,focus and/or other issues is very high with many people.
Sheer could likely be an excellent car salesman.I suspect both the car dealership and the customers would be happy with the results.He would sell lots of cars (happy dealer)and buyers would walk away saying that the sales rep was such a nice guy and that they got a great deal.
Unfortunately,those qualities are not worth much in his present capacity and this situation has pushed many people toward the PPC.They are not interested in buying a new car from Andrew…..they just want the parts to fix the one they have…
commented 2019-02-26 19:19:37 -0500
Andrew Scheer probably is a nice guy. Being a nice guy is not the problem. It is his leadership skills, his party’s nearly identical policies to the Libs, the party’s globalisation elements, and the Conservatives attachment to crony capitalism which put them not in the center, or on the right or in Conservative political categories. The present Conservative party are to the Left of the political spectrum and are conservative in name only. Many Conservatives who are Canadian patriots and wanted to see something better than what the Conservatives or other party’s were offering, joined the PPC.
What dent will the PPC make in the October election? That depends on how many Canadians get “woke” before October or remain status quo. Judging from last nights result, the lack of media coverage of the party, and deep voter apathy is general, it will be a tough fight to gain any ground in a nation that seems both unconcerned and unaware.

More than likely Canada as a nation has to hit rock bottom before significant change will happen. But I will vote PPC because I agree with their policies and I want Canada to remain a sovereign nation and not turn into a smaller version of the United Nations.