A prime tenet of military leadership is Extreme Ownership, made famous by Navy Seals Jocko Willink and Leif Babin in their book of the same name. The concept is simple. Leadership, at every level, is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails. As MP Bob Benson put it yesterday, "Leaders should be judged by their own actions and their performance … [Read more...]
Largest Poll Ever Conducted Overwhelmingly Opposes Vaccine Mandates
We've all seen our share of polls telling us how vile unvaccinated humans are, how they should be locked up, fined for non-compliance with COVID-19 health measures and banned from medical treatment altogether. The problem with every one of those polls is they're skewed by fear, by anonymity, misleading questions and a flat-out refusal to accept any true scientific discussion … [Read more...]
Erin O’Toole’s Election Dilemma: How to Stop Sounding Like Trudeau
The key to winning an election is to offer policy solutions that set you apart from your rivals in the minds of voters. And this is where Erin O’Toole utterly fails. For 18 months he’s been Trudeau’s "yes-man" on almost every major issue that matters to Canadians. Driving Canada’s debt to a record high? (Trudeau spent more last year than all other Prime Ministers … [Read more...]
UN Elects Iran to UN Commission on the Status of Women
As if the world needs another reason to ridicule the United Nations, news arrives that this useless international body elected Iran - a state renowned for all manner of human rights abuses in its notorious Evin Prison - to the UN Commission on the Status of Women on April 20, 2021. Commission on Status of Women Again by acclamation, the Council elected the following seven … [Read more...]
Promise Made Promise Broken: The Conservative Party’s Election Expense Rebate Clawback Debacle
After much digging into the Candidate Campaign Expenses Reports on the Elections Canada website, I'm finished the update to my latest special report: Promise Made Promise Broken The Conservative Party’s Election Expense Clawback and what my research revealed about why the Conservative Party can’t win in Quebec The Conservative … [Read more...]
Erin O’Toole’s Public Perception Problem
Think Titanic and Iceberg. We all know who wins, the Titanic’s ‘unsinkable’ billing notwithstanding. Erin O'Toole’s ship slammed into the Iceberg of public opinion sometime in late September 2019. Since then, every move the new Conservative Leader made ripped new and bigger holes in the ship’s hull. Today, the good ship O'Toole is sinking and sinking fast. This is a … [Read more...]
Erin O’Toole: Your Hypocrisy is Showing
On Monday, January 18, 2020, Press Progress ‘broke’ a story fed to them by a Conservative Party insider that Derek Sloan, one of the contenders in the recent Conservative Party leadership contest, accepted a donation of $131 from a ‘neo-Nazi.’ “Conservative Party of Canada Confirms Conservative MP Derek Sloan Accepted Donation From Neo-Nazi” screamed the headline. “Mr. … [Read more...]
Liberals Worst Fundraising Quarter in almost a Decade: What Does It Mean?
On October 30, 2020, the Conservative Party sent out an email crowing (and rightly so) about their best fundraising quarter in Party history outside of an election year. From July 1 thru September 30th, the Conservative Party raised $5,659,091.83 from 39,451 individual donors. The Conservative Party also out-fundraised the Liberals in quarters one and two. While this is … [Read more...]
CPC Election Rebate Clawback: Three Lessons Learned by a Deep Dive into the Data
I encourage you to read the first two parts of what has become a 3-part series on the Conservative Party’s clawback of the Elections Canada Rebate for the full background to the issues presented in today’s commentary. Part 1: Erin O’Toole: When Will You Keep Your Promise to End the Election Expenses Clawback? Part 2: Will the Real Leader of the Conservative Party Please … [Read more...]
Will the Real Leader of the Conservative Party Please Stand Up?
Question: Who controls the Conservative Party of Canada? Answer: He who controls the bank account controls the Party. Erin O'Toole does not control the Party's bank account. James Dodds, the man who does, refuses to honour Erin O'Toole's leadership campaign promise to Party members. During the Conservative Party’s leadership contest, Erin O’Toole’s promise was clear in … [Read more...]
Erin O’Toole: When Will You Keep Your Promise to End the Election Expenses Clawback?
Erin O'Toole, when will you keep your promise to end the Election Expenses Clawback? I ask this not because I believe Erin O'Toole is not on the right track (he is), but because Conservative EDAs deserve to know when they can expect reimbursement for the tens of thousands of dollars the Conservative Party withheld from their Elections Canada rebate after the 2019 federal … [Read more...]
CPC HQ: What Moron Leaves Counting the Ballots to the Last Second?
Congratulations to Erin O'Toole, the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Your work begins today. Hopefully it includes sweeping out the rot at Conservative Party Headquarters (and the rest of Ottawa, too). Now, a few hard questions for CPC HQ and the utter debacle they displayed for Canada last night. First. CPC HQ, are you so self-absorbed … [Read more...]
Analysis of CPC Leadership Candidate’s Firearm Policy Statements
Before We Begin This is a lengthy and detailed evaluation of the firearm policy statements made by each candidate in the Conservative Party's leadership race. To cast your ballot for leader you must be a member in good standing and the deadline for purchasing your CPC membership is May 15th, 2020 - just four days away as of today, Monday, May 11, … [Read more...]
Has the Conservative Party Forgotten its Grass-Roots Foundations?
[Update 2020-03-07: Updated list of official candidates and nomination form links] [Update 2020-02-14: Updated with donation link for Dr. Leslyn Lewis campaign] It’s possible, likely even, the Conservative Party has forgotten its grass-roots foundations. Gone is the party’s inspiring and uplifting vision that any member could run for the leadership. In … [Read more...]