Reclaiming Canada's Progressive Social Tradition.
The fact is Harper never believed in red toryism and said it was essentially watered-down conservatism. I think the merger was all about giving blue tories the main keys to the party and red tories are not given a voice at all. there needs to be a new party between the liberals and conservatives for business liberals and blue liberals, red tories or moderate conservatives and old progressive conservatives and there needs to be a place for the purple tories who believe in small government, some privatization while at the same time wanting to keep the social order. that is the direction a new party should offer. also a new party between the liberals and conservatives must try to win over the people i have listed but try to form policies on a strong law and order policy. therefore, the party must liberal conservative in nature to win over liberals and conservatives and make sure it governs at the centre to centre-right to gain the people in the spectrum who want strong economic policies, social progressive policies, and social conservative policies but not abolishing gay marriage or abortion and law and order policies that are truly balanced. if a party used these policies then i feel people would turn away. also in the most recent election atlantic canadians and quebeckers are not being given a voice since harper just wanted to win ontario and the west so they would not be given a major voice. i think we need a moderate conservative voice for those in eastern canada with no voice in this government.This has to be a future or the Conservatives will dominate Canada forever so there needs to be a party of business liberals and red tories with a compassionate sense of government or the Conservatives will do what they please without any checks and balances.Therefore a party replacing the old PC party is needed to bring balance to the system.I would say the best way to make sure Canada goes down the road to centrism which has guided this country since confederation is to help form a party on the right side of centre like the old PC party. The current Conservative party is the Reform Party, the Canadian Alliance party and the blue tories of the old PC party but where is the home for the business liberals, the red tories, the purple tories and the conservatives who believe in the social order while at the same time wanting fiscal solutions to our problems. It can exist and it would unite these factions I listed and it would give a home for blue liberals, red tories and purple tories to unite the centre to centre-right and it would make sense to call it the Moderate Party of Canada.
Thank you so much for your comments. I couldn't agree with you more on each and everyone of your statements, especially the one about the current Conservative Party being nothing but the Reform/Alliance Party in disguise. There is a Party that fills in the gap you've pointed out. It encompasses the red Tories, Blue Liberals, promotes fiscal responsibility as well as being socially progressive. It was formed after the Fall of the PCs by members of the party who would have nothing to do with amalgamation with the Reform/Alliance party. They call themselves the Progressive Canadian Party (PCs for short). The are an accredited Federal Party but have had a great deal of difficulty gaining recognition. Here is their web site:http://progressivecanadian.ca/