Andrew Scheer’s keynote speech yesterday on his party’s climate policy should spark a conversation among Conservatives on whether there is room for an environmentalist or “Green Tory” position within the big tent which is the Conservative Party of Canada?

“Because protecting the environment is a core conservative principle. Whatever we inherit from those who became before us we must leave in better shape for those who come after us, and Conservatives have a proud legacy when it comes to managing Canada’s natural environment and improving Canada’s environmental performance,” said Scheer.