Recent musings by Conservative MPs are offensive to many Canadians but stray from the party line only in the use of intemperate language.
Tue Mar 17 2015
On the surface, it would appear Harper is also dealing with some incoming fire from a caucus that suddenly seems to include a number of plain speakers who have decided that honesty is not ill considered.
But Harper isn’t doing much ducking.
To use the Manning definition, these would appear to be deeply held views from some caucus members, but the difference between Manning’s futile firefighting in the old days of his Reform party, today’s plain-speaking Conservatives appear to be merely taking their cue from the boss.
We are dealing with government MPs who are mixing alarmist rhetoric, racist comments and the “get off my lawn” mentality that constantly tripped up Manning.
This week, Conservative MP Larry Miller crafted a new take on Conservative immigration policy in a radio interview with CFOS radio in his riding of Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound.
“Stay the hell where you came from,” he advised would-be immigrants who come to Canada because it is the best country in the world and then want to change things before they are officially Canadian.