Can the Conservatives make themselves relevant again?
Bridging the gap between the general electorate and a Conservative base that has an aversion to actual society-wide incentives on climate change will be a test, no matter who winds up as leader.
Conservative Party leadership contenders Marilyn Gladu, left, Peter MacKay, middle, and Erin O’Toole, right, participated in a Feb. 8 event for party faithful in Halifax. It was an early manifestation of the very dicey situation Conservatives continue to face on issues like climate change, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and file photograph