Leadership contenders and some of their campaign staff were among a small group that met in Toronto in June to organize and rally Canadian Conservatives towards a more moderate policy platform. The group was originally founded during the “dinner tour” hosted this spring by Maclean’scolumnist Scott Gilmore, after the organizers of the new group met at one of Mr Gilmore’s stops, and began to discuss the potentials of working together against newer trends within the party.
A private source Furthermore described their first meeting as one involving roughly twenty to thirty of the Progressive or Mulroney era of the party.
The group in many ways runs counter to some of the parties most important members such as Mr. Scheer who has in the past voted with social conservatives. the need to fight climate change, the importance of immigration, and the unacceptability of Indigenous poverty, among others.
The group in politically seems to agree with the need to fight climate change, the importance of immigration, and the unacceptability of Indigenous poverty, among others and wants to solve these issues through small c, Conservative policy.
It is interesting and important to note that this is not the first Conservative group to form with the intent to push party policy, in fact, it’s not even the second this year. We have seen in the last year former Bernier campaign staff members starting Libertarian Conservative Futures and former Trost staffers forming Social Conservative movements in Ontario, and now this. The groups are also well organized and well funded due to campaign infrastructures, and the large organization experience of their founders.
With this new trend of multi- group organization and competition within the Conservative party, where do you think the Conservative party will end up politically? Comment below.