On December 22, 2019, members of the Conservative Party of Canada, through firstname.lastname@example.org, received a letter about the 2020 Conservative Convention being postponed from April to November. “Delegate selection meetings will be suspended, until the delegate selection meeting rules can be updated in the New Year to reflect our new location and date. Part of the update will address the status of delegates who were already elected at the delegate selection meetings that have already taken place. As part of National Council amending the rules in the weeks to come, regional organizers will be consulting with those EDAs to get their views on whether the DSM results should stand for Quebec City.”
How will these new rules be shaped, who will write them?
December 22, 2019 Poilievre the most likely contender to succeed Scheer: Conservative insider https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/poilievre-the-most-likely-contender-to-succeed-scheer-conservative-insider-1.4739286
December 23, 2019 Conservative party’s fundraising boss takes over temporary helm of party. That’s right, the Conservative Fund, not officially connected to the party, yet used to raise funds, removes the parties executive director. Then replaces the executive director with the funds director. Is this not a Harper & Associates coup? https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservative-party-new-executive-director-1.5407538
December 24, 2019 Without any time to waste, and just in time for Christmas, members received an email “Announcing the Leadership Election Organizing Committee” chosen by the National Council. The National Council? The National Council is now run by the Conservative Funds director.
December 31, 2019, Scott Reid takes CPC out on a complete low note in an ultimate act of virtue signalling. This clown write a 12 page letter on why Andrew Scheer didn’t listen to him about weed, and then went on to describe the perfect liberal policy positions the CPC should take. https://nationalpost.com/news/veteran-conservative-mp-reveals-that-andrew-scheer-fired-him-for-supporting-cannabis-legalization
This idiots letter opens with “Like one of the patriarchs in the Book of Genesis, I’ve been around Parliament Hill for a very, very long time.” and I checked out after that. https://scottreid.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2019.12.30-Scott-Reid-On-Democracy.pdf
January 3, 2020, We learned about the new rules for the CPC Leadership vote. Michelle Rempel let her Purple Mafia show when she got super gay over learning the leadership vote AND Toronto Pride were at the exact same time!
Not to be outdone, Lisa Macleod follows suit with her own gay excitement.
Just to make sure everyone knows the party is a one issue party. Get gay or get gone.
January 5, 2020, This little piece comes out praising Poilievre, and manages to slander both Harper and Scheer. Interesting since the only evidence is of Harper hurting Scheer. History is being rewritten in real time. http://www.poletical.com/pierre-poilievre-cpc-leadership.php?fbclid=IwAR1iO_iZzKCkSaluDnAh2tQbiAfGfIi_UR-IvHVJu5wfdH2jaPm2MXdCAjk
January 9, 2020. More Quebec/Harper swamp creatures named in leadership. This time, Richard Decarie.
New CPC Rules and Procedures for Leadership Vote 2020 https://cpcassets.conservative.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/11195808/df291c5f32f948b.pdf
Here’s why they’ll blow it again and jam the Batmobile into reverse with a leader like Pierre Poilievre, Rona Ambrose, Peter MacKay or some other retread from the party’s glory days.
And should the June 2020 leadership convention in Toronto turn into a civil war between red and blue Tories, Stephen Harper himself https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2019/12/12/Harper-Comeback/ may even reappear. But it must be said that would be the start of a death march.
John Baird’s report was presented to Andrew Scheer and the leadership, that was intended to be a private report. However, Post Millennial, with their Scheer Must Go crew got their hands on the report, they probably helped write the thing. https://www.thepostmillennial.com/conservatives-internal-election-report-blames-inexperience-and-centralized-power-report/
January 14, 2020.
January 15, 2020. Word is, Stephen Harper stepped down from the Conservative Fund so that he can campaign on the front lines, specifically to make sure Jean Charest does not become leader. https://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/stephen-harper-resigns-from-the-conservative-fund-board/?utm_medium=organic&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1579111630
January 15 also saw Scott Reid appear for a second time to tear Peter Mackay down for “disloyalty”. https://www.thepostmillennial.com/conservative-mp-slams-mackay-for-disloyalty-towards-scheer/
In the wee hours of January 16, Stephen Harper drops a little bombshell about CPC and IDU working together. Of course, Harper has always manipulated CPC with the IDU architecture.
January 15. Did former prime minister Stephen Harper really resign from the Conservative Party’s fundraising arm so that he could spend his time campaigning against Jean Charest? https://torontosun.com/news/national/are-harper-and-charest-feuding
Yes, Stephen Harper left Irving Gerstein behind as chair, a self promclaimed party “bag man”, just in case you have illusions about Harper stepping down for noble reasons. https://torontosun.com/2016/05/28/tory-bagman-boasts-about-partys-bank-account/wcm/19ebb8a1-5bac-4e11-931b-dddbbccf6a94
Of course, Harper is not leaving the party. He is only getting more involved publically, including his work with IDU.
January 17, “Poilievre stated that he “supports gay marriages. Period. I voted against it 15 years ago. But I learned a lot… I find that gay marriage is a success.”https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/politique/202001/16/01-5257122-le-mariage-gai-est-un–succes-dit-pierre-poilievre.php
January 17, A very bizarre column. Stephen Maher acts like MacKay is some short of shoe-in, and thinks Poilievre is unpopular with the base. All available evidence I have heard, including many conversations with top Tories, suggests the exact opposite is true.
Decarie was chief of staff for harper during the time period Harper was consolidating interests with Desmarais. 2004-05.
My take, mackay was told he was a shoe in for leadership, even though it will be any harperite, not mackay,
And this theatre with Charest is ridiculous, obviously just being used to make the other candidates look right wing. Of course, none of them are. https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2020/01/13/chefferie-du-pcc-richard-decarie-dans-la-course-pour-battre-jean-charest
January 17 also saw a thread put out by Michelle Rempel discussing issues that need fixing. Unfortunately, she did not tell the truth.
January 20, Former PPC National Director says Pidar is the right man for the job.
Keith Beardsley, former deputy chief of staff in Mr. Harper’s PMO, said Mr. Harper’s decision to get involved in the leadership contest was a mistake. “I don’t know why he would do that,” said Mr. Beardsley. https://www.hilltimes.com/2020/01/20/harpers-meddling-in-conservative-leadership-dividing-senior-conservatives/230763
January 21, Tom Flanagan, old time Harper associate, and pervert, touts Pidar Mackay as the saviour of the Conservative Party.
January 22 saw multitudes of official CPC accounts supporting Mackay
January 23 was busy…
“For a lot of social conservatives your sexual orientation is not something you are it’s something you do,” said @BradTrostCPC. “[Décarie] has his viewpoint. It’s a good viewpoint.”
Kory Teneycke said, “It’s not a good viewpoint…It’s a nakedly bigoted viewpoint.”
Kory Teneycke said Décarie should not be allowed to run for the Tory leadership. “In the unlikely event this guy ever won the leadership, most of the people in that caucus would not sit in the same room with him…cause nobody wants to be in a party that is defined by bigotry.”
“I think there’s a lot of people concerned Richard is going to do well in the leadership race,” said @BradTrostCPC. “If you can’t beat a guy at the ballot box, don’t call names, don’t try to exaggerate things…”
“I’m sorry if I offended people. I can tell you that there’s a lot of members who are very happy that I represent their views publicly,” said Conservative leadership candidate Richard Décarie who says being gay is a “choice” and that marriage should be between a man and a woman.
“Let’s debate inside the party. If one third of the party members agree with my position, we will see it through the campaign and that will be a debate in itself. After that, if I win, we will see where it will lead us as the official opposition,” said Décarie
On January 23, Kory Teneyke wrote this little number…
“Fundraising letters sent on behalf of the party bring in the most money when sent under his name. Most telling, numerous polls demonstrate Harper continues to be the most popular potential leader for the Conservative Party – by far. He would easily achieve a first-ballot victory if he chose to enter the race (which I predict he won’t).
Of course, the Conservative Party will need to evolve. It was a mistake for the Scheer campaign to run on a mildly updated version of the Harper 2015 platform. “
January 25, 2020, MacKay announces candidacy.
Another bright idea from Kory Teneyke… https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/opinion-john-baird-conservative-leadership-race-1.5462419