April 27, 2017

Who is my choice for new Conservative Party of Canada leader?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

[NOTE: This episode was taped before Kevin O’Leary dropped out of the race.] In a month the Conservative Party will finally choose its new leader. 

We know who the Liberals want to win: Michael Chong, the left-wing, pro-carbon tax red liberal. Lisa Raitt is also too red. (Here’s a prediction: if a true conservative wins the leadership, Chong or Raitt or both will defect to the Liberals, in return for a prize.)

The Rebel has had some dealing with some of the candidates over the past few months. We had an anti-carbon tax rally in Edmonton; Andrew Saxton was there, so was Chris Alexander. When Alexander was on stage, some of the crowd chanted “lock her up,” about Rachel Notley.

He took it on the chin for that from the Media Party. Chris seemed wobbled by that but like some other candidates, he came to our next rally, against the M103 anti-Islamophobia motion.

Then he wobbled again over something our Gavin McInnes said. “No more Rebel Media events for me,” Alexander tweeted, after taking some flack.

Tonight I talk about the other leadership hopefuls, some of whom have also had dealings with The Rebel, some not. I'll tell you about some of those interviews and encounters, and generally about who impresses me, and who doesn’t.

Unless a catastrophic result happens — like a Liberal in false Conservative clothes wins, through fake membership sales — then the role of the Rebel will be to support the winner.

Not slavish support, but to help them do what’s right, criticize them when necessary, show them that they don’t have to bend to Media Party pressure. The Rebel, as Canada’s largest independent news media source, can give them a medium to communicate directly with the people.

We’ll be here for you, no matter what happens.

And that’s a higher loyalty than to any party or any politician.

NEXT: Broadcaster Dave Rutherford and I talk more about the state of the Conservative Party of Canada leadership race, then Aaron Wudrick of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation comes on to talk about the latest corporate welfare handouts for "green projects."


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commented 2017-04-27 22:27:15 -0400
I will vote #1 for Brad Trost followed by Leitch and Maxime.
commented 2017-04-27 22:11:11 -0400
Way too many choices, and now it’s a crap shoot. They took way to long to pick a leader, and have allowed the enemy time to infiltrate. And just look at the state of our country, with the liberals running rough shod over us. I’m not impressed, and not very hopeful that we will get the leader that we need.
commented 2017-04-27 22:07:28 -0400
Erin O’Tool
commented 2017-04-27 21:34:34 -0400
I don’t like the sounds of the leftard manipulation possibly
That will have to be changed
commented 2017-04-27 21:32:46 -0400
- It has been way too long for this leadership election to take place. This is something that cannot be allowed to happen again. I know this was recorded before O’Leary dropped out but the way he was acting at the press conference with Bernier I thought the two of them were going to start making out or something. I liked Bernier before (though he was not my first choice) but now I just don’t trust him at all. I’m voting for Kellie Leitch (the fact that the CBC hates her so much is a huge plus in her favor) but there are a few others that I wouldn’t be upset seeing win. Got my ballot today.

- The man made climate change nonsense was designed from the ground up to be a scam. We’re supposed to feel warm & fuzzy about allowing the government to tax the hell out of us & make a power grab in the name of stopping man made global cooling / warming / climate change. It’s pseudoscience fueling a purely political agenda.

- The bigger & more wide reaching The Rebel is the harder it will be to shut down. There is a globalist agenda infecting the West & it’s important to expose this. I for one fully endorse this move to expand.
commented 2017-04-27 21:32:19 -0400
Throughout the CPC leadership campaign I have suspected two things: that O’Leary would drop out, and that the overcrowded field would lead to an anticlimactic conclusion with the selection of a “compromise” leader. I’m thinking about the kind of contest that led to Stéphane Dion, or, in Alberta, Ed Stelmach. If Erin O’Toole comes up the middle and wins this thing, I for one will not be the least bit disappointed. And I promise not to say “I told you so.”
commented 2017-04-27 21:31:44 -0400
EZRA ! , once you get Australia up and running, then Australia can get New Zealand under the REBEL’S umbrella
commented 2017-04-27 21:26:32 -0400
Ezra, I’ll take exception with one line about you don;t even know who to poll. The CPC party knows their members, has the contact info, and shares it with all the candidates. The last few weeks I’ve been polled pretty-much daily, and sometimes more than once a day (from different places)
commented 2017-04-27 21:12:12 -0400
It’s good that you don’t endorse one candidate Ezra. Stay journalistic and somewhat neutral (even if there was someone you REALLY like specifically).
Your voicing opinions on the RED Tories and the true BLUES is valuable though, without endorsing a specific individual. Besides, if you endorse someone who doesn’t win, the actual winner may hold it against you and resist important interactions with the Rebel and its huge contingent of conservative media fans.
Regardless of who wins, even if it’s a Liberal like Chong, the Rebel’s job is to fight the alt-left non-conservative policies of Liberals, NDP, and yes, even the CPC when necessary.
Well played Ezra. It’s why you and the Rebel are such a success.