Somehow Jeffrey Simpson from the Globe and Mail thinks that with just 5 years in minority government, the Conservative Party cannot grow past where it now is.
Firstly, Simpson must not have seen the latest Ipso Reid poll showing the Cons at 43% but besides that, his thesis is flawed. The Conservatives have done an amazing job of becoming the most dominant political party in Canada and unravelling decades of Liberal/socialistic cultural tendencies in such a short time.
Simpson also conveniently forgets the “juggernaut” that Paul Martin was to become as PM of Canada who was estimated to win 200+ seats by all those brainiac Ottawa Press Gallery pundits like himself.
He and the rest were wrong then and they are wrong now and no matter how much they hate and try to deny it, Canada under Stephen Harper is becoming a more conservative nation.
We aren’t frustrated Jeffrey, you are. (see here)