Bill Casey and Tory Political Brushfires
Bill Casey’s musings and vote against the budget confidence motion are quite indicative of a broader challenge that the Harper Conservatives could face in the next election.
Because of the focus on trying to form a winning majority coalition in Quebec and Ontario…the Harper Conservatives have let a few political brushfires burning in other regions and provinces (i.e. Atlantic Canada, Saskatchewan). Failure to control these political brushfires could further hamper the ability of Harper to form a majority government - because possible gains in Ontario and QC would be offset by loses in other regions. If the Conservatives have to fight to hold what they have, forming a majority becomes a steeper hill to climb.
That being said, what do you think about Casey’s move and his removal from the Conservative Caucus. Likewise, Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador continues his frontal assault on Harper but this weekend on the CBC’s The House - made it clear that he was a Progressive Conservative and not a Conservative…further broadening the attack on Harper from resources to a broader ideological one.
What do you think?
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