Category: CPC Leadership

The Missing “Toole”

Globe- Erin O’Toole has been treed by his own party, and he can’t come down to talk

Mr. O’Toole hasn’t been saying much about anything since the election. He has taken reporters’ questions three times since Sept. 20. Mr. Trudeau has held eight press “availabilities.” Usually it’s the opposition pushing to get its points across.

An opposition party that doesn’t oppose much of anything and a leader that goes into hiding after a terrible election result, largely of his own making, are not things that inspire confidence. The Conservative Party of Canada is a dead duck in the water while the country is circling the drain.

It’s a start

We’ll see how long O’Toole tolerates this latest development, but considering that he did not do as well as hoped in the last election, these MPs will hopefully be allowed to run with this issue.

Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu says she and other colleagues are forming what she calls a “mini-caucus” within the existing Tory caucus to advocate for Canadians concerned about the impacts of vaccine mandates.

We Don’t Need It

*Bumped this back up to the top. The video just hit 100,000 views.

Team O’Toole had a golden opportunity to have a long conversation with Jordan Peterson and his over 4 million subscribers right before election day but they weren’t interested. Maybe the strategic thinkers thought the MSM would treat them better. A few hours after this mornings disastrous press conference a new video dropped.

An hour and sixteen minutes with Maxime Bernier.

Amateur Hour

This week’s media pile-on directed at Alberta and Saskatchewan was a deliberate political trap, timed and designed to benefit the federal Liberals and NDP on Monday.

The strategy: to force a humiliating public policy reversal on vaccine “passports” to anger the libertarians/conservative base and drive votes from Erin O’Toole to the PPC.

Premiers Jason Kenney and Scott Moe took the bait.

Mission accomplished.

O’Toole the …

GUNTER: Erin O’Toole playing the fool, If he doesn’t believe in his platform, why believe in him?

Want to know why Stephen Harper won three elections (even though two were just won minorities) and Erin O’Toole likely will not win this one? It’s because, when the liberal establishment — political and media — squawked about some right-of-centre Conservative policy, Harper stood his ground. He ignored the liberal carping and whinging and paid voters the respect of explaining why his ideas would work.

So Basically The Same

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Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is the latest federal party leader to promise a national system for proving residents have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

O’Toole says he would work with provinces to devise a national proof-of-vaccination system, adding such a setup would help Canadians during international travel.

O’Toole says he wants 90 per cent of eligible residents vaccinated against COVID-19, and is pledging to cover the cost of time off for employees to get a shot, free transportation to vaccine clinics and a national booster shot strategy that would initially target seniors and the immunocompromised.

Anyone have anything different on the table? 

The Democratic Republic Of O’Toole

The Counter Signal;

One of the most senior members of the Conservative Party leadership ring has resigned following Erin O’Toole’s decision to fire the Yukon candidate.

Ted Laking, who was the Yukon National Councillor resigned his position Friday morning, according to multiple sources within the party speaking to The Counter Signal off the record.

Jonas J. Smith, the Yukon candidate for the CPC, was booted out of the party by Erin O’Toole on Thursday after rumours spread that he was personally opposed to vaccine mandates and passports.

It was widely expected Smith would win the Yukon race.

Heading for Third?

Shrinking the tent while desperately trying to split the Liberal vote and they’re losing support everywhere.

Lorne Gunter- Are Conservatives under Erin O’Toole going to face an epic defeat?

But given how much O’Toole has turned off the Conservative base (particularly in Alberta) by going back on his word on carbon taxes and adopting Liberal-lite policies on nearly every other issue, between the stay-at-home factor among Tory voters and the bleeding of support to all other parties, plenty of Conservative insiders are already predicting an epic defeat for their party.

We’re not talking about Kim Campbell territory in 1993 when the Conservatives won just two seats, but it’s possible to see them reduced to just a few dozen.

Gunter didn’t mention the slide into “woke” territory but that’s as much, or more of a turn off than the carbon tax.

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