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Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | October 17, 2022
Then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau; Guy Huot; then-Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau; and Robert Lapalme. Trudeau was prime minister from 1968 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1984. Photograph courtesy Gordon Beck/City of Montreal's Archives
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | October 17, 2022
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | October 17, 2022
Then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau; Guy Huot; then-Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau; and Robert Lapalme. Trudeau was prime minister from 1968 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1984. Photograph courtesy Gordon Beck/City of Montreal's Archives
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | August 31, 2022
Pierre Poilievre, left, and Jean Charest are currently battling it out in a leadership contest that many believe will be a defining moment for the identity of the Conservative Party of Canada. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | August 31, 2022
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | August 31, 2022
Pierre Poilievre, left, and Jean Charest are currently battling it out in a leadership contest that many believe will be a defining moment for the identity of the Conservative Party of Canada. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | July 21, 2022
Brian Mulroney, pictured in Ottawa March 5, 2019, at the Prime Ministers Series, a partnership between the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute and the Canada School of Public Service. The Conservative Party of Canada is going through an existential crisis, which dates back to prime minister Mulroney, argues Mark Wegierski. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | July 21, 2022
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | July 21, 2022
Brian Mulroney, pictured in Ottawa March 5, 2019, at the Prime Ministers Series, a partnership between the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute and the Canada School of Public Service. The Conservative Party of Canada is going through an existential crisis, which dates back to prime minister Mulroney, argues Mark Wegierski. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | May 19, 2022
Pierre Poilievre, Jean Charest, Patrick Brown, Leslyn Lewis, Scott Aitchison, and Roman Baber. Should Charest win the leadership, there is the possibility that some small-c Conservatives will bolt to Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada. However, Charest’s supporters would argue that he would gain far more of centrist Liberal voters, than he would lose of hardcore conservatives. This would especially be the case in Ontario and Quebec, where Canadian elections are usually decided, writes Mark Wegierski. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | May 19, 2022
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | May 19, 2022
Pierre Poilievre, Jean Charest, Patrick Brown, Leslyn Lewis, Scott Aitchison, and Roman Baber. Should Charest win the leadership, there is the possibility that some small-c Conservatives will bolt to Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada. However, Charest’s supporters would argue that he would gain far more of centrist Liberal voters, than he would lose of hardcore conservatives. This would especially be the case in Ontario and Quebec, where Canadian elections are usually decided, writes Mark Wegierski. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | March 3, 2022
Interim Conservative Leader Candice Bergen, pictured Oct. 21, 2020, on the Hill. Significant efforts should be directed towards enunciating and promoting a 'green conservatism.' Conservation issues and the defence of the environment should not be left to opponents of the Conservative Party, writes Conservative party supporter Mark Wegierski. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | March 3, 2022
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | March 3, 2022
Interim Conservative Leader Candice Bergen, pictured Oct. 21, 2020, on the Hill. Significant efforts should be directed towards enunciating and promoting a 'green conservatism.' Conservation issues and the defence of the environment should not be left to opponents of the Conservative Party, writes Conservative party supporter Mark Wegierski. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | May 27, 2021
It takes an astute leader to keep the conflicts between the various factions of the Conservative Party under control, writes Mark Wegierski, but it’s proven difficult for current party leader Erin O’Toole, pictured from left, former leader Andrew Scheer, and Alberta’s Premier Jason Kenney. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | May 27, 2021
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | May 27, 2021
It takes an astute leader to keep the conflicts between the various factions of the Conservative Party under control, writes Mark Wegierski, but it’s proven difficult for current party leader Erin O’Toole, pictured from left, former leader Andrew Scheer, and Alberta’s Premier Jason Kenney. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | April 14, 2021
Conservative party Leader Erin O'Toole, pictured on the Hill, is trying to appear serious about climate change and not just because pollsters show that the voters today are seriously concerned with global warming. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | April 14, 2021
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | April 14, 2021
Conservative party Leader Erin O'Toole, pictured on the Hill, is trying to appear serious about climate change and not just because pollsters show that the voters today are seriously concerned with global warming. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | March 4, 2021
Derek Sloan, pictured Oc. 21, 2020, was expelled from the Conservative party on Jan. 20, 2021, after it was revealed he had accepted a donation to his leadership campaign from white supremacist Paul Fromm. But Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said in a statement that Mr. Sloan was booted out 'not because of one specific event, but because of a pattern of destructive behaviour involving multiple incidents and disrespect towards the Conservative team for over a year. These actions have been a consistent distraction from our efforts to grow the party and focus on the work we need to do. Events of the past week were simply the last straw and led to our caucus making the decision it did today.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | March 4, 2021
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | March 4, 2021
Derek Sloan, pictured Oc. 21, 2020, was expelled from the Conservative party on Jan. 20, 2021, after it was revealed he had accepted a donation to his leadership campaign from white supremacist Paul Fromm. But Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said in a statement that Mr. Sloan was booted out 'not because of one specific event, but because of a pattern of destructive behaviour involving multiple incidents and disrespect towards the Conservative team for over a year. These actions have been a consistent distraction from our efforts to grow the party and focus on the work we need to do. Events of the past week were simply the last straw and led to our caucus making the decision it did today.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | January 18, 2021
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, pictured Oct. 28, 2020, on the Hill. Conservatism today is what might be described as 'forced,' without the luxury for doctrinal experimentation, lackadaisical stances, and its weak commitment to core ideas and programs, writes Mark Wegierski.
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | January 18, 2021
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | January 18, 2021
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, pictured Oct. 28, 2020, on the Hill. Conservatism today is what might be described as 'forced,' without the luxury for doctrinal experimentation, lackadaisical stances, and its weak commitment to core ideas and programs, writes Mark Wegierski.
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | July 6, 2020
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured Feb. 20, 2020, on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | July 6, 2020
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | July 6, 2020
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured Feb. 20, 2020, on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | March 9, 2020
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured at a caucus meeting on Dec. 4, 2019. It could be argued that it is only by contestation in the area of so-called first principles, that some kind of major intellectual and cultural shifts to societal presuppositions could be affected, which would indeed only later find an instantiation in concrete electoral victories and government policies, writes Mark Wegierski. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | March 9, 2020
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | March 9, 2020
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured at a caucus meeting on Dec. 4, 2019. It could be argued that it is only by contestation in the area of so-called first principles, that some kind of major intellectual and cultural shifts to societal presuppositions could be affected, which would indeed only later find an instantiation in concrete electoral victories and government policies, writes Mark Wegierski. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | February 24, 2020
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, who will be steppping down as party leader once the party elects a new one in June, says the party’s audit of his office’s unprecedented expenditures is 'private.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | February 24, 2020
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | February 24, 2020
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, who will be steppping down as party leader once the party elects a new one in June, says the party’s audit of his office’s unprecedented expenditures is 'private.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | February 3, 2020
Conservative leadership contenders Peter MacKay, Marilyn Gladu, and Erin O'Toole. The CPC has set the complicated bar for entry into the leadership contest high and with a $5-million campaign spending limit, every contender will need to enter the race with that goal in sight, writes Mark Wegierski. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | February 3, 2020
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | February 3, 2020
Conservative leadership contenders Peter MacKay, Marilyn Gladu, and Erin O'Toole. The CPC has set the complicated bar for entry into the leadership contest high and with a $5-million campaign spending limit, every contender will need to enter the race with that goal in sight, writes Mark Wegierski. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | January 29, 2020
Conservative delegates vote on policy at the 2018 Conservative policy convention in Halifax. The Hill Times photograph by Samantha Wright Allen
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | January 29, 2020
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | January 29, 2020
Conservative delegates vote on policy at the 2018 Conservative policy convention in Halifax. The Hill Times photograph by Samantha Wright Allen
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | January 3, 2020
Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured on Dec. 5, 2019, on the Hill reacting to the Throne Speech, a month after Conservative MPs voted against giving themselves the power to boot Mr. Scheer out as party leader. On Nov. 27, 2019, a group of conservatives, 'Conservative Victory,' calls on Mr. Scheer to resign. On Dec. 12, 2019, Mr. Scheer announces he will resign as party leader but will stay on until the party chooses a new leader.
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | January 3, 2020
Opinion | BY MARK WEGIERSKI | January 3, 2020
Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured on Dec. 5, 2019, on the Hill reacting to the Throne Speech, a month after Conservative MPs voted against giving themselves the power to boot Mr. Scheer out as party leader. On Nov. 27, 2019, a group of conservatives, 'Conservative Victory,' calls on Mr. Scheer to resign. On Dec. 12, 2019, Mr. Scheer announces he will resign as party leader but will stay on until the party chooses a new leader.