Is positivity the Conservative Party’s key to regaining power in future elections?
Outgoing Cabinet Minister James Moore tells The Vancouver Sun, “the party must embrace a broader and more optimistic nation-building vision to appeal to all Canadians, not just party supporters.”
James Moore joined us in-studio tonight. Here are some of the questions we asked him.
What type of person are the Conservatives going to look for as an interim leader?
“The first step for the Conservative Party in parliament [and I think they know this] is to be an effective opposition, to get deep into the issues, the public policy questions. We might not have a campaign, another federal campaign until spring of 2020, that’s a long way away. ”
What do you think happened in this past election that the Conservatives will learn from?
“The next election will not be a proxy for this one. It will be different personalities, a new leader of the Conservative Party, Justin Trudeau will have a track record, and it’s an odds-on fifty fifty bet if Tom Mulcair is still the NDP leader.Therefore, there are are lessons to be learned on the machinery for the Conservative Party, but I think macro going forward for the Conservative movement, I think when you decouple optimism from Conservatism, Conservatism loses. We have to be the party of John A. Macdonald, nation building.”