National Newswatch

Conservatives are in a solid position to win again, thanks to the Stephen Harper decade

Jan 23 2016 — Ken Boessenkool and Sean Speer — Canadian conservatives were pleased to see 2015 come to an end. The year was marked by a disappointing election result and closed with the fawning reception of our new, young prime minister. But time and distance brings fresh perspective, especially today, on the 10-year anniversary of the modern Conservative Party of Canada’s‎ first electoral win. […]

Why Kevin O’Leary is wrong for Conservatives

Jan 18 2016 — Ken Boessenkool and Sean Speer — Former Harper advisers say business tycoon needs less Ayn Rand and more Edmund Burke. The next year-and-a-half could be one of the most ‎important in the contemporary history of the Canadian conservative movement. It might compare only to the period between the Conservative Party of Canada’s creation in December 2003, Stephen Harper’s selection as party […]

Why Stephen Harper’s influence will endure

Dec 7 2015 — Ken Boessenkool and Sean Speer — The dust has finally settled following the 2015 federal election. A new government has been sworn in. Outgoing parliamentarians have departed. A leadership race to select the permanent Official Opposition Leader will soon commence. Ottawa is gradually returning to post-election normalcy. Yet, after nearly 10 years as prime minister and more than 25 as a […]

How Stephen Harper’s open federalism changed Canada for the better

Dec 2 2015 — Ken Boessenkool and Sean Speer — There are few areas in which the Right Honourable Stephen Harper reshaped Canada more significantly than federalism. Federalism has been at the heart of his conservative vision from early intellectual development. He came to see it as the basis to reduce the size of the federal government, to accommodate different regional interests and priorities (including […]

How Harper’s Philosophy Transformed Canada for the Better

Dec 1 2015 — Ken Boessenkool and Sean Speer — The dust has finally settled following the 2015 federal election. A new government has been sworn in. Outgoing Parliamentarians have departed. A leadership race to select the permanent Official Opposition Leader will soon commence. A Speech from the Throne is expected for early December. Ottawa is gradually returning to post-election normalcy. Yet, after nearly ten […]