The Canadian Alliance Stephen Harper, not the Conservative Harper, exuded ideological fervour, which mobilized the conservative base. And right now, the conservative base needs mobilizing.
Stephen Harper, pictured campaigning in New Brunswick in the 2015 federal election. Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, who has branded himself as conservatism’s true champion and as an adamant foe of wishy-washy Red Toryism, seems to be taking a page out of Canadian Alliance Harper’s playbook, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade