The organizers of the Manning Centre for Building Democracy have a lot of explaining to do about why they thought it appropriate to invite someone who despises Conservatives to speak at their conference . (see here)
“The Conservatives are doing an absolutely pitiful job keeping the country together. I just don’t know what Harper is thinking. Can he think? I’m not sure…” (Christy Clark, December 2008)
It’s bad enough that they would have a columnist on the speakers’ agenda who bragged last election about voting Liberal (see here) but to showcase Christy Clark as somehow part of the ‘conservative family’ is nauseating.
By doing this, the Manning Centre has just spit in the faces of all of us who truly are conservatives.
Update: I have just had confirmation from BC Conservative leader John Cummins’ office that he was not invited to speak at this conference