August 02, 2016

State of the races for Canada’s leaderless opposition parties

Brian LilleyArchive

Both opposition parties, the Conservatives and the NDP, are holding leadership races but you’d barely know it.

While the Conservatives have five candidates who have made their interest known, only three have officially registered with Elections Canada.

Meanwhile the NDP actually have none.

Watch as I look at where things stand with both parties including taking a look at fundraising numbers which are always a good indication of the level of excitement and interest generated among the grassroots.

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commented 2016-08-08 10:36:48 -0400
My money is on Scheer.
commented 2016-08-03 17:57:11 -0400
Can’t get too interested in it. Focus for me is on the US. Like it or not, they are the leader of the free world, and our resolve to fight our foes rests on who wins down south.
commented 2016-08-03 14:39:56 -0400
Andrew Scheer might be a great candidate for the Conservatives.
commented 2016-08-03 09:15:37 -0400
It seems so many people who call themselves “conservative” want what comes down to a fiscally conservative liberal party … i.e. socially “progressive” and fiscally conservative.

Basically, those “conservatives in name only” are saying they do not want any real alternative in the political landscape.

So our choices would be, in the CINOs’ opinions, a wildly left wing NDP party, only slightly less wildly left wing Liberal party, or a left of center CINO party. Those options all suck for those who are real Conservatives.

The only way a Conservative party can be a viable option is to be a REAL Conservative party, not a “Liberal light” party.
commented 2016-08-03 09:04:15 -0400
Keith Richards said, “Harper was paid off by Demarais to leave.”

I would love to read the evidence to this “fact”, Keith. Looking forward to reading the articles you link to, to prove this. I’ll check back later today to read your evidence.
commented 2016-08-03 02:50:47 -0400
and trying yet again: – "Right now there is NO such voice in the federal PC ranks, and just more Ottawaspeak is going to cut it…
commented 2016-08-03 02:47:46 -0400
… and just more Ottawaspeak is going to cut it…
commented 2016-08-03 02:46:23 -0400
People instinctively respond to a would-be leader when they hear a “voice” they can relate to and believe… That’s when they turn off watching game shows on TV and start going to political rallies.. Right now there is such voice in the federal PC ranks and just more Ottawaspeak
commented 2016-08-03 01:10:49 -0400
The fact is the system is rigged and is built on parties at the top with the most money that do not want to change the system. I thought that many on Rebel wanted more parties to try to get Justin Trudeau out of power, and have a slightly more right wing populist party. That cannot become a reality under our current rules unless the person is in the mold of a Preston Manning or someone with name recognition. So no I ran in 2011 understanding the reality of the situation in Canadian politics and the fact that we lack meritocracy in elections. It is not that I am angry but I just speak out against the injustice in Canada. I just have a different viewpoint, and yet Rebel wants to support the Conservative party. How else can Canada become better without a multi-party democracy?
commented 2016-08-03 01:09:41 -0400
John S you make another example of whining, no one stopped people from voting for your party.
commented 2016-08-03 01:09:07 -0400
The NDP has been out NDP’ed by the libs.
commented 2016-08-03 01:08:04 -0400
John S like Ron says below, maybe there is a reason your party does not get many votes. Quit blaming outside forces and accept that maybe people do not share the same outlook. Your anger directed at those who disagree gets tiresome and makes you look childish.
commented 2016-08-03 01:05:44 -0400
It is easy to criticize when you do not understand that the system is rigged for minor parties. That seems obvious, and yet you posted a comment which is an exact copy of the one from yesterday. Try to be original and try to understand that we have oligarchy in Canada.
commented 2016-08-03 00:07:10 -0400
John Siciliano, representing the Progressive Canadian Party garnered 1.2% of the vote in the 2011 federal election. The voters clearly weren’t buying then what he was selling, but his tripe continues.
commented 2016-08-02 22:29:57 -0400
It’s the summer holidays , things will heat up after the holidays are over
Hopefully someone with a vision and strength to take on the left without minding his p’s and q’s or p correctness
commented 2016-08-02 22:17:50 -0400
Other networks have called this group of Conservative candidates as D list people since they do not have the same level of enthusiasm and level of French as Stephen Harper did. At most, the Conservative party can only truly be a Western Canadian supportable party based on its policies and since all leaders lack credible French to be successful in Quebec and New Brunswick. The rest of the East is very much in the Liberal column, and to me Canada truly needs an alternative to the Liberals, but I think that the party has to be slightly more fiscally conservative, but almost as socially progressive. That is why for me Peter MacKay seems like the best choice other than Michael Chong. As a Progressive Canadian party supporter and a progressive conservative, at, Canada needs a moderate conservative party to truly ensure that parties like just the Liberals and Conservatives do not just rule Canada.
commented 2016-08-02 21:35:10 -0400
My MP sent out an e-mail and is putting Andrew Scheer out as a possible candidate.
commented 2016-08-02 21:06:45 -0400
Not a leader left on the conservative side. We saw it happen in the US primaries with the establishment republicans against Trump . There is no hard talking common sense candidate in the Conservative party. The MSM will tear them apart before they get their shoes tied up. Sorry folks we got trudope for ever. The only safe bet now is to break the country up, province by province.
commented 2016-08-02 20:54:59 -0400
Better get their shit together now or we are guaranteed more turdumbass… And honestly, Lietch? There is no way some weird looking androgynous no name is going to compete against turdumbasses cult of personality. Bernier might have a chance just based on the way his smirk would drive ole jt nuts. Andrew Scheer would have been an excellent choice as well.
commented 2016-08-02 20:43:24 -0400
Harper was paid off by Demarais to leave. Shows you where the control lies – good ol’ shitbag Montreal.

Would you give a shit about Canada anymore knowing this??? Neither would I.
commented 2016-08-02 20:28:23 -0400
The problem with parties taking their time is there will not be an opposition. The opposition we have now compared to a year ago is like night and day. It stinks now. The NDP are worthless with Mulcair probably feeling like a neutered gelding and the Conservatives are not much better. Time for these parties to get on with it.
commented 2016-08-02 20:21:08 -0400
People don’t know because between elections the vast majority of Canadians abandon their duty to be informed and go back to sleep – or they are seasoned voters like yours truly who are too jaded or apathetic to care about the machinations of a rigged political system.

- then there is the fact the people don’t know because this is not a media event – it is not a media event because the globalist clients of the current government are having their media black out alternative opinion, parties and narratives.

Welcome to North Korea west.