It has been 5 years since the Tories were elected and 5 years since I started this blog. It has been a tumutous 5 years. The global economy went into a tailspin. The Tories have managed to keep things pretty stable for Canada. There is a lot that still needs to be done like defanging the hrcs, eliminating the deficit, cutting the civil service, and much more. We need a majority to accomplish much more for Canada. I still don't think we will have an election to 2012, so hopefully then Canadians will give HM PM Harper and the Tories the majority that they deserve>
As Stephen Harper hits the five-year milestone, we examine his legacy with our series, Harper’s five years in power: A minority report. Find more commentary and analysis here.
Five years of Conservative government in Ottawa. It’s a great achievement, and not Stephen Harper’s achievement alone. It’s an achievement for which thousands of active Conservatives across Canada share credit.
A decade ago, Canadian Conservatives were bitterly divided: by region, by ideology and — frankly — often by personal animosity.
In the federal elections of 2000, the Canadian Alliance party under Stockwell Day and the Progressive Conservatives under Joe Clark together won 37% of the vote, underperforming the two parties’ previous combined total and delivering a third consecutive majority for Jean Chrétien.
The vote in 2000 painfully disappointed all Canadian conservatives, especially those of us who admire Stockwell Day, a gallant and principled man defeated by inhospitable political geography. Yet that disappointment also inspired a new burst of creativity and cooperation.