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An Assessment of Erin O’Toole’s selection as Conservative Leader

In a leadership convention that will be known as much for its counting machines shredding ballot votes and the long delay in announcing results, as it will for the picking of a new leader, the Conservative Party’s members finally picked someone to replace the inept Andrew Scheer.(Scheer didn’t go out in a blaze of glory either, but someone who appears very bitter he lost the 2019 election, and also exposed himself as the right wing ideologue most Canadians suspected he was/is)

The winner, in a bit of a surprise, is veteran MP Erin O’Toole. He did very well in Quebec in first round voting and captured the social conservative […]


Prematurely celebrating a “nothing” passed resolution.

By now, you’ll have heard the Conservative policy convention in Winnipeg is under virtual lockdown for media and the few non-conservative bloggers there (actually, the TWO non-conservative bloggers there. No word yet from them if any of the Blogging Tory bloggers such as Stephen Taylor are getting privileged access – something I can tell you none of us bloggers got at the 2006 Liberal Convention – Liberal bloggers or not. The policy forums were open to observe however, unlike this Conservative one).

However, there is some word leaking out from behind the iron curtain Convention policy rooms as to what has been debated by the party faithful, thanks to […]


Send in your application to blog live at the Conservatives Convention

I just would like to echo what James blogged about yesterday, and what Warren lauded a couple of days ago and encourage bloggers of the progressive stripe to go to this Conservative Party page and send in an application to apply for blogger credentials at their 2008 national convention. The Liberals did this in 2006 (and had other bloggers who were there that weren’t Liberals, including yours truly at the time), so it will be interesting to see if the Cons. credential non-Blogging Tory bloggers.

I should also mention that I had a message from Stephen Taylor, Blogging Tories headmaster, on whether I was going to apply or not and […]

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