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Are Canada and Canadians more conservative?

The Prime Minister says his thinking has evolved. So be it. It has evolved in a liberal direction with an old-fashioned Tory touch.

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A liberal direction with an old-fashioned Tory touch: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured at Rideau Hall. Conservatism has an embedded place in Canada’s political culture, but the neo-conservatism that conservatives preached in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has stalled. Perhaps it was a passing phenomenon. The out-of-date Tory conservatism that Harper now invokes with his embrace of monarchical symbols is distant from any neo-conservative philosophy.

 

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Are Canada and Canadians more conservative?

The Prime Minister says his thinking has evolved. So be it. It has evolved in a liberal direction with an old-fashioned Tory touch.

Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times
A liberal direction with an old-fashioned Tory touch: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured at Rideau Hall. Conservatism has an embedded place in Canada’s political culture, but the neo-conservatism that conservatives preached in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has stalled. Perhaps it was a passing phenomenon. The out-of-date Tory conservatism that Harper now invokes with his embrace of monarchical symbols is distant from any neo-conservative philosophy.

 

  

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Monday, April 27, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Bottoms up at Hy's post-budget soirée April 27, 2015

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Trudeau advisers Gerald Butts, left, Robert Asselin, Ekos pollster Frank Graves, Postmedia News' Stephen Maher, consultant Andrew Balfour and National Post's John Ivison.

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CTV's Mercedes Stephenson and Rob Rosenfeld of the U15-Group of Canadian Research Universities.

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Finance Minister and man of the hour, Joe Oliver, arriving in his New Balance sneakers.

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Health Minister Rona Ambrose's Director of Communications Cailin Rogers and Policy Director Trina Morisette with Greenbridge's Sheefra Brisbin.

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Joseph Finkle, consultant at National Public Relations, and Navigator Consultant Will Stewart.

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House Speaker Andrew Scheer and his chief of staff Kenzie Potter.

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Greenbridge's Patrick Dion and Sheefra Brisbin.

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Finance Canada Economist Heather Kay, Canadian Chamber of Commerce's Mary-Anne Carter, Gillian Frackelton, special assistant to Vicki Heyman, Kristina Martin of Capital Comms Group, and Bluesky Strategies' Shannon Donnelly.

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Liberal speechwriter Colin Horgan and Global's Laura Stone.

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Deputy Chief of Staff in the PMO Howard Anglin.

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Treasury Board President Tony Clement.

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Liberal Senator Dennis Dawson.

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Nanos Principal and Strategist Greg Weston.

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RX&D Lobbyist Sarah Douglas and The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello and Bea Vongdouangchanh.

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