Andrew Coyne laments the Conservative Party has become Liberal Lite.
But he doesn’t state the obvious point. The Cons have moved left in order to pick up votes in Ontario and Quebec.
Considering conservatism gets its gusto from the West and especially Alberta, and it’s these conservatives that have had to become rather quiet for the Conservatives to pick up support in Ontario and Quebec, the obvious conclusion one can draw is that genuine conservatism can only subsist in a Canada without Ontario and Quebec. Put another way, Alberta should go if it wants to keep conservatism.
But here’s the caveat: are Albertans, with the highest amounts of government spending in the country, up to living life as conservatives?