Conservative Party

Maintaining the big tent

After 10 years in power and what looked like increasing momentum in the demise of the ‘Laurentian elite,’ the Conservative Party is left to do some soul searching after its electoral loss last fall. ‘If you want to form government, you have to be reflective of the interests and values of Canadians, and you do that with a big-tent approach,’ says Joe Oliver.

Former prime minister Stephen Harper, pictured on the 2015 election campaign trail. P&I photograph by Andrew Meade

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:05 AM

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