Conservatives’ ‘ordered liberty’ will transform Canada for the worse
Stephen Harper’s goal was never simply to reduce the mere size of the federal government. Rather, he wanted to neuter it—to make an activist Ottawa less legitimate in the eyes of Canadians. For progressives, it is this that should be viewed as the real threat.
Former prime minister Stephen Harper, pictured recently on the campaign trail in Fredericton, N.B. 'The Conservative Party will win elections from time to time. In my view, if that Tory party’s worldview is based on ordered liberty, then its election victories will transform Canada for the worse,' writes Zach Paikin. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade