Monday, April 01, 2013

Will the Conservatives be the natural governing party of Canada in the 21st Century?

Stephen Harper has seen the light at the end of the political tunnel, his days as Prime Minister of Canada have now begun to slowly take on a number only he can translucently read, even with the poor lighting in at 24 Sussex Drive. With the Toronto Star's Chantal Hébert belief that Canadian voters may be experiencing seven year itch with the federal Tories, along with Television Ontario's Steve Paikin from The Agenda hinting at a three and out scenerio for Prime Minister Harper, the main stream media has picked up on what the unconventional popular one has been pushing since the beginning of this Conservative majority government in 2011. There is already talk of leadership replacement fodder within caucus and without being thrown around Ottawa and outside, especially amongst those future delegates planning on convening for the Conservative Party of Canada this late June in at the Saddledome in Calgary, but there is a larger question that needs to be answered here.

Even if so to all the above, will the Conservatives be the natural governing party of Canada in the 21st Century, or not?

Conservatives believe we may have returned to the days of Sir John A. and there may be some historical substance to this idea, especially in how it looks as though we are repeating the fact, that after Macdonald, the federal Tories did not have much leadership potential left in the cupboard and cabinet between Sirs John Abbott, John Thompson, Mackenzie Bowell and Charles Tupper. Despite all of this, all five kept the party itself remaining in power throughout the Tory 19th, with the exception of the Alexander Mackenzie interruption, until Sir Wilfrid Laurier began the Liberal 20th with its own bumps in the road from Sir Robert Borden to John Diefenbaker to Brian Mulroney. 2015 will be a trying date for all federal parties and their respective leaders, changes possible not only for the opposition, but indeed the government itself, setting up a new Canadian paradigm shift into this future 21st Century, or perhaps just par for the same old historical status quo.