Saturday, March 23, 2013
DEFEATING HARPER: THE FUTURE OF THE LIBERAL PARTY DISCUSSED
Tonight CPAC will broadcast a debate that Canadians, in particular Liberals, should tune into.
On Thursday evening, Historian Michael Bliss and John Duffy, former political advisor to Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and Interim Leader Bob Rae, debated the future of the Liberal Party
The pair hashed out the the party's future, relevance, successes, defeats and role in Canadian Politics. Many Liberals believe that Justin Trudeau is the white knight, the one that will restore balance and ensure a Liberal Party revival.
How poisoned is the Liberal Chalice? Do Liberals need to follow the path followed by Harper when he helped to unite the right into one successful voting block? Can a charismatic leader breathe new life into a party that may have lost it's holding ground?
These questions are important to consider as a divided left/center has permitted a united right to rule with 35% support. This division has allowed Stephen Harper to to re-engineer our country into an un-Canadian reflection of the Conservative Parties corrupt ideology.
I hope that Trudeau can bring forth a spirit of compromise that unites the 65% of Canadians who do not support the regressive Harperites. That in this new spirit of compromise, a new party can be born that will put the good of the country ahead of partisan politics. A progressive party that can defeat the Conservatives and provide the nation with the type of government they want.
The debate will be broadcast at 10 am ET and Sunday, March 24 at 6 pm ET.
Posted by Peter L. Whittle