The seven-hour Conservative caucus meeting on Nov. 6 was ‘intense,’ with ‘blunt’ criticism of the party’s campaign performance, say Conservative sources
Surrounded by caucus members, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer took media questions after an 'intense,' seven-hour caucus meeting on Nov. 6, 2019, on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
While the Conservatives fight over losing last month’s federal election, the Liberals are trying to keep a low profile and don’t want to interrupt the Conservative bloodletting.
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'At least at this stage, it's better to work the backrooms, work the players that have some influence with the White House, and try to ensure that such a threat doesn't become a reality,' says Canada-U.S. group co-chair.
'We do not celebrate the existence of this country in the same way other people do, because we think that the existence of this country came at a price to our ancestors and to us,' says Senator Murray Sinclair.
'Peter MacKay has a proven track record of uniting Conservatives, and that's precisely what he's doing in the leadership campaign. And that's what he'll do if he's elected as leader,' says Conservative MP Michael Cooper.
A spokesperson for the heritage minister says 'we are currently looking at models adopted in other countries on appropriate remuneration of news content and will come back with new propositions in due course.'