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Nothing Changes Exclutionary Politics To Continue Under Newly Elected Conservative Party Leader Andrew Sheer

The Conservative Party of Canada’s leadership race has been decided. Andrew Sheer edged out perceived front-runner Maxime Bernier. A vote for  Maxime Bernier was considered to be a vote for change and 49.05% of Conservatives members voted for that change.  A vote Andrew Sheer was considered a vote for a softer approach and sell to the Harper vision of Conservatism, 50.95% of Conservative membership voted for that option.

What this means is that:

  • nothing will change of any substance in Conservative Party policy, or vision except the delivery;
  • at the end of the day this party will be the same anti Muslim immigration party it was under Stephen Harper’s Party;
  • the Conservative Party remains the same ideologically driven party that it was under the leadership of Stephen Harper;
  • there is a lot of Conservative members that are not onside with Andrew Sheer.

With the exception of two candidates those who vied for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada were the same people who:

  • failed to get one pipeline approved in the USA;
  • failed to get the soft wood lumber issue settled even though Canada won its case in court;
  • forced workers back to work with legislation, giving the workers less in terms of what they were seeking than what they were offered in arbitration;
  • suspended diplomatic relations with Iran, expelling Iranian its diplomats from Canada overnight for no apparent justifiable reason;
  • threatened to cut off aid to the Palestinians if they attempted to take Israel to court over alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity;
  • attempted to sell Canadian foreign aid for future trade considerations;
  • closed veteran’s hospitals all over the country;
  •   shut down veteran’s affairs offices all over the country;
  • refused to talk to veterans and the families of veterans;
  • refused to talk to veterans and First Nations and gagged Canadian scientists;
  • cared so little about the safety of the men and women who serve in our military that they removed life saving features from the contract with Sikorsky to build Canada’s Maritime Military Helicopter (The 30-minute run-dry capability.  The ability to secure the helicopter’s ramp in various positions during flight. Crew comfort systems during extreme temperature operations. Unobstructed hand and foot holds for technicians to conduct maintenance.  The ability to self-start in very cold weather. – Cockpit ergonomics factors.  A system to automatically deploy personnel life rafts in emergency situations.);
  • were responsible for the F-35 fighter Jet, Chinook, 7.6B Cyclone Maritime Helicopter, close combat vehicle fiascos;
  • prorogued parliament four times and shut down debate at least 100 times, both more than any other government in Canadian history;
  • supported a Prime minister of Canada who refused to take part in first ministers conferences.(This means that Stephen Harper, refused to talk directly to the leaders of the provinces and territories about the concerns and needs of their provinces face to face);
  • who agreed with Prime Minister Harper when he referred to real Canadians as those Canadians who share European culture, heritage, values and religion.

The Conservative Party of Canada is the same old tired Conservative Party promoting the same old divisive and racist policies.  Andrew Sheer while waiting for the next election will:

  • spew hate filled rhetoric  and  visceral with a smile instead of a frown;
  • crack down on freedom of expression, religion, and rights guaranteed to all Canadians under the Canadian Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms, with a smile instead of a frown;
  • talk about what he feels are Trudeau’s bad policies and decisions, instead of promoting and declaring his parties own position and policies.
  • knock his positive approach to things, while promoting negativity, pessimism and fear of what the future holds
  • knock Trudeau’s charisma, to try to make his boring self look good.

When Stephen Harper became the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada the party advisors tried very hard to make him look approachable. He was made to serve at BBQ’s, scheduled to do more televised interviews. At the end of the day Harper could only look like what he was a cold calculating person, whose main goal politically was to literally remove the Liberal Party and all that it had accomplished from the face of Canadian politics. In the federal election of 2015 it became clear that Canadians had enough of Stephen Harper’s dictatorship like style of governance. The anyone but Stephen Harper campaign not only denied Stephen Harper his political priority, but swept Justin Trudeau into office with a majority government. Was electing a Stephen Harper clone a wise move with just two years to go until the next federal election?

I do not think that Andrew Sheer is going to fool anyone outside of his base supporters and party members with his smile that the federal Conservative Party has changed, or grown, anymore than Stephen Harper did serving burgers.   A leopard cannot change his spots and even if it were possible just this once, they did not even try.

  • Andrew Sheer will have a hard way to go trying to keep his party together as the divides are great. immigration, abortion, gay rights, back bencher inclusion are all sticking points.
  • Andrew Sheer is as boring as Justin Trudeau is charismatic.
  • Andrew share wants to continue with old policies that cost the Conservatives the last federal election.
  • Andrew Sheer is predictable.

If the purpose of choosing a new leader was to convince Canadians that:

  • this was a fresh thinking political party, they have failed;
  • they now had a leader that defeat Justin Trudeau in 2019,they have failed;
  • they are still the same old arrogant, out of touch with Canadians party that cost them the last election, they have succeeded.

Speaker Andrew Scheer Opens Door For A Return To Democracy On The Hill

8166720I am so ignorant when it comes to Canadian politics and so very naïve; I thought I was living in a democratic country.  I am one of those sally people who actually thought that the MP you elected from your riding actually could stand up and speak freely at some point in the house of commons and often wondered why the MPs from my neighbourhood never stood up and said anything about what was needed in my community, or its needs, but now I understand.   I have been blaming the wrong people.  We have a political system in Canada it would seem that is similar to China, Russia or any other communist country where we are given political parties to vote for in the end, only we are not as open about it and are still trying to pass off what is happening  in government as a democracy.

Oh sure we get MPs top vote for on election day, but if they must follow their parties directives at all times and are never allowed to talk of  matters of importance and bring problems relating to their constituencies to the floor and out into the open to be resolved what is the point ?  In a democracy everyone is supposed to get a chance to speak, in order that the whole country and all of its people is given an equal opportunity to be heard.  Is it honest to claim to be a democratic state when the party line is more important than the peoples representatives right to be heard.  Why not just vote for the party who has already chosen who will be in its caucus and do away with everyone else.  It would save the country a lot of money for people who never get to speak and would ensure that only party puppets got into office there by ending the myth of Canadian democracy and dispelling any thoughts of those MPs who actually think that they can better the lives of their constituents by running for public office.

It would actually give Canadians a chance to put the blame directly on those who are really ignoring their cries for help, “The Party Cabinet  The Party Whip and The Prime minister”, instead of the local politician who tried to bring forward the problems of his community, but is often quietly blocked from doing so, by political cabinets who would prefer to use the time doing so by only allowing members of the back bench to speak if they are willing to use their time promoting the party’s agenda as a whole, or are willing to submit to the party whip what it is they intend to speak about in advance, so that it can be decided if they will be allowed to speak.  Considering these facts I do not see how this is still a democratic system.  I could cast a vote for my cat to represent me and have the same chance of getting what concerns me the most heard, or looked after as to vote for my local MP.

The problem is that the political party elite have taken over political parties and in doing so have stopped governing with the true spirit of democracy and has turned toward dictatorship and the communist way of party rule.  We can debate what democracy means and break the word down to where it comes from and argue about what was really intended, but the one truth is that the people are supposed to have a say in their government and to do so in Canada and to maintain this democratic principle it is necessary for those we elect to represent us at a local level be allowed to do so in a meaningful way.  Simply being allowed to vote for a party puppet is not in keeping with the democratic spirit or its principles.

Although all political parties in Canada have muzzled their back bench MPs in the past and present no one has done it to the extent of  the Conservative Party of Canada under the leadership of Steven Harper.  When you consider that Preston Manning pounded the tables of parliament arguing that every member of his party were entitled to and enjoyed the privilege of voting their conscience on every vote put to the floor and in committees, I find it interesting indeed how a small group of elite Tories could make their back benchers little more than pawns on a board sacrificed and powerless until the party decides how best they can serve the party in so little time.  I think that the very same conditions that separated the Conservatives before Steven Harper are once again present within the party and threatening to rip it apart; keeping the party together might not prove an easy task this time around, remember 11 MPs were not happy with the Party Whip and sided with the back bencher and support for the Tories is at a low, with the Liberal in the lead.


  • A government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
  • A state of society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges.
  • Political or social equality; democratic spirit.

I think though as I have already stated that it is the non democratic nature of Canadian politics since Steven Harper came to power and the total mockery he and his party have made of democratic procedure that bothers most Canadians.  I do not care if it is technically legal, I care that it is morally wrong and not in keeping with the spirit of democracy.  Slavery was once legal in the democratic country called the United States of America; Indian Residential Schools were once legal in the democratic country called Canada, the extermination of Jews  was once legal in the democratic country of Germany, but none of the afore-mentioned was in keeping with democratic principles, or in the spirit of democracy, but all show what happens when the government decides that the population does not count and it elects to force the members of the caucus to follow the party and serve the party line, before and instead of the people.