For those who follow Canadian politics, which would be the same people who watch Chess matches and paint dry, might know that the current leader of the Conservative party of Canada, Andrew Scheer, who is as conservative as Justin Trudeau is liberal, threw out an actual classical liberal from the shadow cabinet for having a rational view of economic policy.
Normally this would be suicide for any Western politician, as established parties tend to soak up all the lazy votes, which is nearly all of them.
But a short glance at The Netherlands, Austria, Germany, and in a way the United States as Trump was as anti Republican as he was anti-Democrat, and threatened to run as an independent if they didn’t stop interfering with him, shows that the smart money may be on new systems as the old ones are clearly senile and ineffective at everything except getting and holding power.
It is with great sadness that I see Stephen Harper, who I admire very much, tweet support for the current leader of the Conservatives, who is basically just Trudeau lite.
It is clear that Max never accepted the result of the leadership vote and seeks only to divide Conservatives. His decision today allows the Conservative Party of Canada to move forward united behind our Leader @AndrewScheer.
— Stephen Harper (@stephenharper) August 23, 2018
Of all the people who I would have hoped would understand a principled stance over a tactical one, it would be Stephen harper.
For all Canadians who read this site and understand that Max Bernier appears to have libertarian-conservative principles, lets hope he forms a new party soon and rally behind him with everything we have. It really can work. It did in Austria, and it is in Germany.
As Merkel says, “We can do it”, but more importantly, as we say, “it is a thing worth doing”.