Will the CPC manage to get to June 27 without imploding politically?
While MacKay’s and O’Toole’s tough talk may rev up the Conservative base, it’s not likely to build the wider support the party needs among Canadians.
Canadians, as much they dislike the protests, are committed to a wide-ranging, open-ended effort to try to overcome the past and put relations with Indigenous people onto a new, mutually respectful and constructive footing. The responses from Conservative Party leadership candidates Peter MacKay, left, and Erin O’Toole, right, aren’t hitting the mark, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times file photograph and photograph by Andrew Meade