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Conservative Party of Canada Leader Erin O'Toole. Image credit: Erin O'Toole/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | Most Canadians, one suspects, will conclude that with or without Derek Sloan, Erin O'Toole's still-Trumpified Conservative party is a poisoned chalice, from which they would be wise not to imbibe.
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Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole in Parliament. Image: Erin O'Toole/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | As prime minister, it's unlikely that Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole would be union friendly. That doesn't mean progressive politicians should assume union votes are theirs.
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Trump at a rally in October. Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The Conservative Party of Canada and the Republican party in the United States increasingly resemble each other in disturbing ways.
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The ad pictured on a Vancouver bus. Image: Garnett Genuis/Twitter
David J. Climenhaga | Conservative MP Garnett Genuis said his supporters crowdfunded the ads appearing on buses in Vancouver, and insists they're not attacking reproductive rights.
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Conservative Party Leader Erin O'Toole. Image: Erin O'Toole/Twitter
Joyce Arthur | For a politician to be truly pro-choice, they must take a strong stance against any attempt to restrict abortion rights or access. O'Toole has made it clear he will not do so.
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It should be a crazy week under the socially distanced dome of the Alberta legislature. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta is the test bed for what Canadians will be subjected to if the Conservative Party of Canada somehow manages to get another kick at the national can.
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Jason Kenney's speechwriter, Paul Bunner. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Will the federal Conservatives have a different reaction to Paul Bunner's role in their party than Premier Jason Kenney has about his continued job in the premier's office?
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David J. Climenhaga | Probably the last thing the Conservative Party of Canada needs right now is a battle over allegations of dirty tricks between the campaigns of its two leading candidates.
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Calgary Nose Hill MP Michelle Rempel Garner in 2017. Image: Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | Canadian Conservatives care deeply and profoundly about where politicians live, or even what passport they might be inclined to use -- until they don't.
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A commuter in Washington D.C. dons a face mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Image: Elvert Barnes/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | As they are now in Asia, anti-viral masks are likely to be part of Canadian life going forward.
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Calgary Nose Hill MP Michelle Rempel Garner. Image: Andrew Scheer/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | If Alberta and Saskatchewan want more representation in Ottawa, the best way to go about it would probably be to elect a few MPs from a couple of other parties.
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David J. Climenhaga | A military "solution" to suit the desires of an extremist conservative minority concentrated in Western Canada is exactly what the country does not need.