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Conservative MPs shouldn’t get their knickers in a knot over Scott Gilmore’s cross-country dinner tour

By Tim Powers      

Rather than launching black helicopters, those concerned Conservative MPs and other party advocates should go to these Scott Gilmore dinners, listen, and participate. Show a willingness to encourage conversation and a hear diversity of views.

Dynamic duo: Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and her spouse Maclean's magazine columnist Scott Gilmore. 'God forbid they share different perspectives. They aren’t Ward and June Clever and this is not the 1950s,' writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright and photo courtesy of Scott Gilmore
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OTTAWA—Last week in these pages, a few Conservative MPs had their knickers in a twist because Maclean’s columnist Scott Gilmore proposed the idea of having a conversation about the state of the Conservative Party. Gilmore, an apparent Conservative Party member and spouse of federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, was lambasted by some for his intentions. They suggested his motivation was a desire to help his wife and the Liberal Party. While I sincerely doubt he and McKenna were launching such

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