Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole


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MacKay's campaign was largely based on his leadership skills and a national organization rather than on policies or new directions. MacKay is largely viewed by political analysts as a Red Tory. He voted in favour of same-sex marriage in 2006.
Parents: Eirene Macha MacKay, Elmer MacKay
Founded: Conservative Party of Canada
Born: September 27, 1965, New Glasgow, Nova ...
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There will be scrutiny along the way...

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The reverse would be scandalous

“From someone who has been the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party, who has been a minister, who has been a member of Parliament for 20 years and who had access to all the resources the House of Commons offers to access good knowledge of the second official language, we would have been entitled to expect better, “said Stéphanie Chouinard, assistant professor of political science at the Royal Military College of Canada, yesterday.

“Someone who would not have had the opportunity to learn French, I can understand. But him [M. MacKay] was 17 years old in Ottawa to learn French and he didn’t. So this is a big problem, “added Gilles Duceppe, ex-leader of the Bloc Québécois who sat opposite him in Parliament last night.

“His French is quite painful to hear,” he says. It’s very rough, to say the least. ”

“We are a bilingual country. A national party leader must be able to speak both official languages, “said Maxime Bernier, who had lost the Conservative leadership behind Andrew Scheer, last night.

“I hope that Mr. MacKay was just rusty, and that by the end of the race, he will regain his reflexes in French,” he continues. For the moment, it does not prove that it is perfectly bilingual. I find it hard to understand why certain members of Quebec support him since they all said that the next leader should be bilingual. ”

'Two teleprompters in front of him to speak in French'

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IMO, Peter MacKay is a reasonable, pragmatic guy. If you listen to what he has to say you are usually left thinking yup.... that sounds reasonable and might work.

I no longer experience that reaction with anything I hear from Liberals and Democrats. As one who used to support them, I find it unfortunate and discomforting, they have too many agendas and seem incapable of rational cause/effect thinking. Worse still is the fact their supporters now sound like religious zealots and it makes me fear for the future. The difference being that zealots are usually willing to pay the price their beliefs demand of them.

California is instructive in many ways, liberal values are on full display. It serves as an opportunity for them to put their beliefs into practice and I, for one, want to see them make the AOC/Sanders ideas work in the real world..... show me!  In the absence of that, it serves as a social template to be avoided.

 

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While MacKay is a reasonable candidate, he won't be enough for the contingent that seems to be in charge of the party at this time in history. 

Therein lies the problem.

While he may be electable to the rest of the country, those who the party will vote for won't be as digestible by the rest of the country.

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Time will tell.  Stay tune for   27 June 2020 with those with votes will tell us who they like.  As for me, I plan to stay out of any leadership discussion as what I believe will have absolutely no impact on who the new leader will be.  Cheers

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4 hours ago, deicer said:

While he may be electable to the rest of the country, those who the party will vote for won't be as digestible by the rest of the country.

I very much doubt that. 

This is now his to lose, it looks like a coronation to me.

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Different strokes -

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"Pride parades are important," MacKay said in a statement.

"We live in a world where sexual orientation and gender identity are still used by tyrants and bigots to belittle and oppress. In Canada we are lucky to have a society that has grown more tolerant, more accepting and more understanding, but there is still more work to be done."

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"In uniform, I stood up for the rights of all Canadians, and in Parliament, I have always voted for liberty and equality," O'Toole said in a statement, citing his time as a navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

"When Toronto Pride becomes a truly inclusive event, I will march in that with my uniformed friends."

 

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O'Toole is working hard to contrast himself to MacKay.  To me it only highlights that the conservatives are still deeply divided and will have a hard time picking a leader who will be acceptable to not just the rest of Canada, but to the radical elements within the party.

https://nationalpost.com/news/taking-shots-at-peter-mackay-erin-otoole-enters-conservative-leadership-race

CALGARY — Erin O’Toole, a former Canadian Armed Forces airman, entered the Conservative leadership race on Monday taking a shot at one of his main rivals.

O’Toole positioned himself as a true Conservative compared to Peter MacKay, who he said will turn the Tories into a “Liberal-party lite.”

“That’s not how we will win,” O’Toole said in an interview.

O’Toole announced he was entering the race on Monday by video, joining up as a presumptive front-runner alongside MacKay, a former Nova Scotia MP. While describing MacKay as a friend, O’Toole attacked the former cabinet minister’s politics, saying he’d make the Conservative Party of Canada more centrist as a member of the “left side” of the Tory movement.

In a party that’s been fractured over its identity — there has already been controversy over the role of social conservatism  — O’Toole is billing himself as a “true blue” conservative.

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MacKay falling like a lead brick.

Bergen just dropped out   https://lfpress.com/news/politics/conservative-leadership-race-loses-another-high-profile-potential-candidate-as-candice-bergen-says-shes-out/wcm/b1dbb8d9-8ae9-40a7-a1f4-2c25d1380c99

Erin O'Toole takes the lead at 25%.
Rempel 20%
Bergen 19%
Mackay 15%

 

http://www.poletical.com/cpc-leadership-tracker-2020.php

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Pick another fight fellas, that ship's sailed.....

 

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In a statement, Mr. MacKay said he would “roll back the Trudeau carbon tax.” In a separate statement, Mr. O’Toole said he would “scrap the federal carbon tax and focus on how Canada can become a global leader in zero-carbon technology like nuclear.”

Top Tory contenders will fight carbon tax if they win leadership race

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I see that the $300 blood money from Trudeau was deposited in my account this morning.  We can all do what we want with it, but personally I can’t be bought for $300. It’s tax free money that  becomes tax deductible..win /  win in my books

I donated it to my candidate of choice for the Conservative leadership race. I fully intend to use this money in the fight against the true virus in this country..

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21 hours ago, deicer said:

https://www.thebeaverton.com/2020/08/highlights-of-andrew-scheers-tenure-as-conservative-party-leader/

Highlights of Andrew Scheer’s tenure as Conservative Party Leader

Hillary lost and Andrew has stepped down ?.  The thread is about who will be the new leader....

Conservative leadership race: A look at the contenders and what they stand for

By Stephanie Levitz The Canadian Press
Posted August 22, 2020 1:10 pm
6:09New Conservative leader to be named Aug 23rd
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OTTAWA — On Sunday, the federal Conservative party will elect a new leader.

There are four candidates vying to lead the party, which currently holds 121 seats in the House of Commons and serves as the Official Opposition.

There are some similarities between them.

All have promised to repeal the carbon tax and two pieces of federal legislation regarding natural resources _ one on environmental reviews and the other banning oil tanker traffic along the northern coast of British Columbia. They also want to lift firearms restrictions recently brought in by the Liberals and further limit Chinese investment and involvement in Canada.

Here is a closer look at what sets them apart from each other.

Leslyn Lewis
7:29Conservative leadership candidate Leslyn Lewis

Conservative leadership candidate Leslyn Lewis

The Toronto lawyer is running using the slogan of “Courage. Compassion. Common Sense.”

She was largely a political unknown when she entered the race, but raised the required $300,000 entry fee and garnered the necessary signatures thanks to well-organized social conservative groups.

Though many have pointed to the historic nature of her campaign — Lewis emigrated from Jamaica as a child and is the first Black woman to run for leadership of the party — it is not a talking point Lewis herself has focused on.

READ MORE: Strong support for Conservatives under new leader, but candidates underwhelm, poll says

Instead, she emphasizes her professional and educational background, pointing to her master’s degree in environmental studies, among other things, as evidence she has the chops to lead the party, and the country.

Her promises include four measures to restrict access to abortion, among them banning the termination of a pregnancy due to the sex of the fetus. She wants to establish a strategic oil reserve. She’s also promised a five-point plan to address human trafficking, and to stop the expansion of categories for people eligible for medical assistance in dying.

Over the course of the campaign, she has seen her support increase markedly. In the first quarter of 2020, she raised $448,000. In the second, she pulled in $996,000.

She does not have a seat in the House of Commons, so would need to appoint a deputy in Parliament until she can win in a byelection, or a general election.

Peter MacKay

7:17Coronavirus outbreak: Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay backs down from October election call

Coronavirus outbreak: Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay backs down from October election call

To some, MacKay needed no introduction when he chose to enter the race. He was the leader of the Progressive Conservatives when it merged with the Canadian Alliance to form the modern Conservative party in 2003. He played a senior role in the Harper cabinet, including minister of foreign affairs, defence and justice, before stepping back from politics in 2015.

 

His leadership slogan is “Unite. Build. Lead.” His campaign has been marked with some communication missteps and uncertainty around his policy positions on free votes by caucus and whether he’d move the Canadian embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

There are concerns among social conservatives that he’ll seek to marginalize their voices within the movement, a fear he himself inflamed when prior to the campaign he inferred their issues were an “albatross” hanging around the party’s neck.

His centrepiece promise is a “jobs plan for Canada” to rebuild after the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes a commitment to cutting the GST for some sectors in the economy, a full review of the tax system and an increase in military spending to 2 per cent of GDP with some allocated to technology development with broader application.

He’s been a fundraising leader throughout, raising just over $3 million. MacKay was the lone candidate who didn’t want the race delayed due to COVID-19, and jumped back on the road quickly once restrictions began to loosen earlier in the summer.

MacKay is not currently an MP, so would need to name someone to serve as his deputy in the House of Commons until he could win a seat.

Erin O’Toole

4:53“No mistakes:” O’Toole on Conservative leadership campaign

“No mistakes:” O’Toole on Conservative leadership campaign

O’Toole was born in Montreal but grew up in Ontario, and he’s represented the Greater Toronto Area riding of Durham since winning a byelection in 2012. He became a member of the Conservative cabinet, taking over the veterans affairs portfolio in 2015. O’Toole served in the Royal Canadian Air Force before leaving the military for law school and a Bay Street career.

He ran for leadership in 2017 and finished third. His slogan this time around is “True Blue Conservative Leadership,” and he’s courted both moderate and centre-right supporters.

The aggressive tone of his campaign has drawn attention, as he had previously had a reputation for being more even-keeled. He has said it’s because he is angry at the way the Liberals are running the country.

His 50-page platform contains pledges in nearly 20 different areas, including a promise to create a royal commission on the pandemic, criminalizing the act of blockading railways or ports, increasing the autonomy of Quebec over certain files and a free-trade deal with other Commonwealth countries.

He’s raised at least $2.48 million.

Derek Sloan

1:44Ontario Tory MPs pressed Sloan to apologize for questioning top doctor’s loyalties. Instead, he defended himself

Ontario Tory MPs pressed Sloan to apologize for questioning top doctor’s loyalties. Instead, he defended himself

Sloan is a lawyer who entered elected politics last October, winning the eastern Ontario riding of Hastings-Lennox and Addington in the federal election.

He also had the backing of social conservative groups when he joined the leadership race, and counts among his policies a “12-point pro-life plan.”

He’s running under the slogan of “Conservative without Apology.”

His pledges include raising the minimum age for marijuana consumption to 25, cutting the annual number of immigrants Canada takes in by half, withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement and several UN-backed treaties, and withdrawing Canada’s contributions to the World Health Organization.

Sloan was heavily criticized by even his own party when he appeared to question the loyalty of Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, who was born in Hong Kong. The issue was Tam’s reliance on advice from the WHO that was itself based on suspect information out of China. To question someone’s loyalty is a racist trope. Some Conservative MPs were prepared to try to oust him from caucus but Sloan survived. He said he never mentioned her gender or ethnicity.

He has raised at least $852,000.

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31 minutes ago, Marshall said:

Hillary lost and Andrew has stepped down ?.  The thread is about who will be the new leader....

 

So if you sh!t on Trudeau, it's OK.  

It's all about the likes, right?

I love the hypocrisy.

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6 hours ago, deicer said:

So if you sh!t on Trudeau, it's OK.  

It's all about the likes, right?

I love the hypocrisy.

Never said I like or liked Andrew but I do try to post my feelings in a thread that deals with the subject / person I am posting about.    .  Just remember those who constantly look backwards are in danger of walking into a lamp post.  ?  Regarding "Likes" (if you are talking about those shown on this site) who, evidently other than you,  gives a damn about them?  

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If you are concerned with walking into lamp posts, then the direction of the thread should be about a 'progressive' conservative leader that will take the party to the future rather than putting one's head in the sand and hoping that the inglorious days of the past are revisited.

What will you do if Ms. Lewis is elected leader?  Split off and make your own party...... again?

As for 'likes'.  It is the wrong way for fishing for opinions and intelligent conversation, but that's just my opinion.

 

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