October 20, 2016

Who are these two BC’ers? Insider and outsider join “busy” race for CPC leader

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

This week two British Columbian's entered the race for Conservative Party leader, bringing the number of registered and declared candidates to thirteen, dropping from fourteen after Tony Clement reconsidered his bid and withdrew. 

Thirteen is an awfully busy race and I think for even the most passionate and dedicated members of the party it will become increasingly difficult to see any clear differentiation between so many candidates.

The two British Columbians who declared this week are Andrew Saxton, the MP for North Vancouver from 2008 until 2015 and Venture capitalist Rick Petersen.

Watch as I provide some background on these candidates and also look at a few others in the field who stand out and would be considered front-runners.

Time will tell what happens before the May 27th election day but stay tuned to The Rebel for updates in what will be an exciting race.

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commented 2016-10-26 19:33:52 -0400
I will NOT be voting for anyone from Quebec. Period. Tired of the BS. I like Kellie. But would like to see someone enter that is an unknown or someone quite new. Not as likely to be tainted.
commented 2016-10-22 17:15:21 -0400
They only three decent, winnable choices are now out of the running. I agree with Keith and Helen about Kellie. I don’t trust Bernier100% because he’s from Quebec but like his support for scrapping the capital gains tax.
commented 2016-10-22 16:41:48 -0400
I look forward to the CPC accidentally nominating someone unelectable. The more candidates in the field, the likelier it is that someone with only 20% support sails up the middle.
commented 2016-10-21 22:38:42 -0400
So far the only one to show they have balls to stand on an issue even though their position is unpopular, is a woman. I will be supporting Kellie without question, her position on the immigration/refugee system where we don’t closely examine their values, beliefs and behavior is a joke. To let just anyone into our country without knowing who they are, what they are and what their intentions are is absolute lunacy and is a betrayal of all Canadians safety, security and trust. If anyone thinks I’m way off, know this. I am an immigrant and I became a Canadian citizen when I entered the Canadian Military. It took over two years prior to being allowed to enter Canada. I had medical exams, inoculations, tested to insure I was not carrying any undesirable diseases, and finally what was seemingly a casual conversation with an official, that was really a psych examination, to make sure there was no mental, attitudinal, or political reason for denial of entry. And, Oh Yes, I had a passport, so unlike a lot of these queue jumpers today I had legitimate documentation as well. I think that going through that process was the right thing for Canada to do, so that the citizens of Canada can have peace of mind knowing that their interests are being protected at our borders. Without secure borders we are looking at a lot of trouble coming our way in the near future. We allow sick people in, they are already diagnosed with different diseases, and we still allow them in. We now have evidence of Tuberculosis back in Canada, a disease we eliminated decades ago. We have people here now with Leprosy, and certainly with all the reports from the media an over abundance of mental illness from the middle east as well. We have already brought in some very bad individuals that have violated our laws, people have been bullied, hurt, raped and killed, it is not going to get better but a lot worse as their numbers grow and they continue to be afforded more rights than Canadians.
commented 2016-10-21 02:02:33 -0400
Bernier supports c-16, so there is no way I myself could support him.
Will a real conservative candidate please stand up.
commented 2016-10-21 00:35:59 -0400
Bernier is not afraid to put anything into his policies; he is as brave as Trump. I had to e-mail him and ask if he would break up and sell the CBC as we already have 500 relatively free channels in Canada. The informed women voters seem to like a few qualities that he has.
commented 2016-10-20 20:46:48 -0400
My liberal relative absolutely hates Kelly Leitch. It makes me look at her in a different light. I haven’t been that crazy about her so far, but the fact that my relative hates her makes me want to reconsider.

I just don’t want a pretend Conservative. All the liberal lights can sit down right now.
I need to be able to scratch off climate change, mass immigration from Islamic countries and China, strong borders, smaller government, less nanny state interference, and some civilized restrictions on abortion. I want to hear one of them say they will stop with the special treatment of any group be it the Muslim or gay community. We need to get our resources to market and we need to stop hobbling our farmers.
We need a real conservative, please.
commented 2016-10-20 19:37:21 -0400
I don’t have any problem with Bernier’s English. Sure, he doesn’t sound like Prince Philip or Conrad Black but he is perfectly comprehenible to me and more importantly he seems to have no problem addressing questions asked in English, unlike a certain Foreign Minister I can think of.
commented 2016-10-20 19:08:15 -0400
Scheer just reminds me of the last 30+ year old leader of the conservative philosophy, Joe ‘I Can’t Count’ Clarke.
commented 2016-10-20 19:04:25 -0400
So far Bernier and Leitch are the only two to have enunciated conservative policy. Everybody else is Baby Doc Lite.
commented 2016-10-20 18:47:26 -0400
Sounds like we have a Trump like race ;-)
commented 2016-10-20 17:42:57 -0400
With this many candidates it’s obvious the CPC “big tent” is breaking up into competing regional factions