|Call me Don Quixote if you like, (others have),|
but I am going to continue in my belief that
there is indeed positive change about to begin
I find it interesting to see the following from Nik Nanos (Few see positives in currentpolitical climate), after my comment, posted to Facebook yesterday, on the federal Conservative party:
There's a bit of a pox on all your houses, so to speak, from all the parties. Canadians are seeing dysfunction in Parliament and in government from all parties when it comes to politicians focusing on positive solutions to problems affecting Canadians.
But these numbers are particularly troubling for the Conservatives. If you're the sitting government, you're looking at numbers like this and Canadians are saying, 'you know what — you're not doing much for me right now in terms with helping me in my day-to-day life'.
So what did I post yesterday? Well it was one short simple comment, which I was delighted to see engaged a few people in conversation, which I now share with you:
My growing disappointment in the federal conservative party is continuing ... and I know I am not alone in this.
"Merv": Yes, but what's the alternative?
Me: I think that an alternative / shakeup will be inevitable, IF the federal party does not find its roots once again.
My Conservative/conservator roots go a long way back. I even ran as a Conservative candidate in the 1993 Kim Campbell election debacle and was steamrollered by the Reform candidate in this riding.
I only mention this so that you can understand my own disappointment in the performance of Duffy and Wallin but I am still a firm supporter and believer in Stephen Harper's leadership.
Before anyone runs screaming into the darkness, think of the alternative -
the domination of eastern Liberals led by a Trudeau. In Canada British
we should always remember what Trudeau Liberalism can do to our economy. Alberta
Duffy and Wallin should be thrown out of the senate, along with anyone else found in conflict with ethical standards. That would include the Liberal senator also facing an inquiry into his expense claims.
Thanks for your comments Sandy --- I posed this today to see what thoughts and ideas would come from others. As I say, I am sure I am not the only one with growing concerns.
The federal Conservative Party must, in my opinion, begin to look at why it's own supporters are beginning to question if it is losing its way, and how that should be addressed. If not, then it's future may be in jeopardy.
Sure, I'll dog pile here. As a former PC/C voter who is quite concerned with the current situation in
my 2015 vote is now completely up for grabs. What was done with the
parliamentary budget office is, IMO, no better than the shameful way Ottawa dealt with the
auditor general. And what the heck ever happened to Senate reform? Victoria
Since the merger, the leadership is increasingly not walking the talk. Time for a change, either internally or externally.
No free pass just because the ghost of Trudeau is back in charge of the Liberals.