Sewing up the so-cons

That’s why to win their loyalty a Conservative politician doesn’t have to agree with social conservatives, he or she merely needs to respect them, to value them as members of the conservative family.

The last such time I was contacted for advice occurred in the winter of 2002 when Stephen Harper, who was in a tough leadership race, phoned me with a pretty basic question: 'What,' he asked, 'should I do about the social conservatives?'The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

PUBLISHED :Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 12:00 AM

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