Michelle Rempel Says “Now Is The Time For Ideas, And a Big Tough Conversation…”

“I feel like our party has been cowed into submission that somehow transactional politics are the only thing that we should be doing; that big bold transformative ideas on the right are verboten simply by virtue of them not being Liberal,” says influential Conservative MP.

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel – who many are encouraging to make a run for leadership of the Party – is making a call for the Conservative Party to offer big ideas to the Canadian People.

Here’s what she said on Twitter:

“1/ Thread. There’s a lot of truth in here. Our party can and must offer a vitally missing counterpoint to the dogma of the crowded space on the left in Canada. Big, bold, visionary stuff. Over the last few years….”

“2/….I feel like our party has been cowed into submission that somehow transactional politics are the only thing that we should be doing; that big bold transformative ideas on the right are verboten simply by virtue of them not being Liberal.”

“3/ Partisanship works when agree on policy outcome, but boldly and unapologetically offer alternative policy instruments to get there. Where my party has encountered issues is when we are perceived to ignore a public policy concern altogether.”

“4/ This is not an opening salvo to a leadership bid, for those who might say so. It is an appeal to the core point of the article I posted above – for our Party to put big ideas and a conversation about who we are ahead of selecting a personality.”

“5/ One of the biggest reasons I didn’t endorse anyone in 2015 was because this process didn’t happen. The field was crowded, polite, and ideas were for the most part secondary to internal alignments and loyalties.”

“6/ So now is the time for ideas, and a big tough conversation about what we want to do for Canada. Let’s start there, and measure our candidates by that.”

Rempel makes a very important point: The Conservative campaign in 2019 was so careful and afraid of getting into trouble that it ended up being uninspiring. Big ideas, and real solutions to the growing problems facing Canada are essential, not just the same rehashed tax credit promises from the past.

Spencer Fernando

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Don Taylor

I will VOTE CONSERVATIVE ANY DAY OVER THE CORRUPT LIBERALS

Brian Dougan
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I hear the usual government gobbledygook. A lot of high sounding; mostly empty phrases. Why not speak directly to us for a change? Quit trying to impress the MSM. Enough of this garbage.

Del
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For her information: I STILL have no idea what Scheer’s plan was regarding the changing climate, and I watched for it.

Dave Joslin
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Dave Joslin

Rempel is pro abortion and pro LBGTQ; how does that make her a conservative?

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The Conservatives are no longer conservative. They’re heading Left quickly. I voted PPC in the last election and I’ll keep voting PPC, rather than hold my nose and vote for any other party. If the PPC starts heading Left, then I guess I’ll be holding my nose again.

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O. Felix Culpa

“The Conservative campaign in 2019 was so careful and afraid of getting into trouble that it ended up being uninspiring.” No, not quite. Conservatives, much more than the Liberals, are prone to picking up their marbles going home when they don’t get their way. Hence, the CPC is a much more fragile thing than the LPC. The 2019 campaign contained policies that Conservatives of all stripes could agree on and get behind–Scheer kept saying, during his leadership run and afterwards, that he would concentrate on areas where all the Venn diagrams overlapped. (If that ended up being a short list,… Read more »