‘The letter writer seems to suggest that Canada emulate electing a leader…’ Begining of reply letter to Times Colonist editor by J.E. Morrison, published November 16, 2016, in response to Gregory Hartnell’s original letter, titled “Trump could inspire a new Conservative party,” published in the T.C. Nov. 11, 2016

Published November 19, 2016 by goyodelarosa

New Conservative leader unlikely to sway voters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

TIMES COLONIST

NOVEMBER 16, 2016 07:52 AM

Re: “Trump could inspire a new Conservative party,” letter, Nov. 11.

The letter writer seems to suggest that Canada emulate electing a leader who openly mocks the disabled, fans the flames of racism, denies the existence of climate change and is a sexual predator.

He chooses as his running mate an arch-conservative who has engineered some of the most punitive legislation of any state in the union. His recipe for prosperity includes tax breaks for the wealthy and the much-beloved by all conservatives “smoke and mirrors” trickle-down economic policy.

It should be remembered that if the “trickle” starts at the top, there isn’t much left at the bottom for the working poor. If the new Conservative party leader wishes to fly under such a “time-tested” and “common-sense” ideology, then he or she is unlikely to succeed with the Canadian electorate.

J.E. Morrison

Victoria

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Trump could inspire a new Conservative party
TIMES COLONIST

NOVEMBER 11, 2016 07:48 AM

Re: “Justin Trudeau to echo father’s Cuba visit,” Nov. 9.

Our Liberal Canadian prime minister plans to take a nostalgic trip down to sunnier climes in the Cuban people’s paradise, hanging out with aging human rights-abusing Communist dictators.

Meanwhile, the Donald Trump victory provides a blueprint for constructing a rejuvenated Canadian Conservative party, a real alternative government in waiting, a working Opposition party.

Trump’s Americanist victory produces a hard-to-ignore voice for an anti-globalist (trade protectionist), nationalist (anti-UN), pro-life (anti-abortion), anti-war (non-interventionist), low-tax (pro jobs and prosperity) program, and a pragmatic, much smaller legal immigration regime.

This new mix of time-tested, common-sense policies, all taboo subjects to globalists, is a proven winner, custom-made for a new Conservative party leader, yet to be elected.

Gregory Hartnell

Victoria

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