Musings —05.05.2012 06:12 AM—
It’s been a year and a few days, now, since Harper’s Party — because, let’s be clear, the Conservative Party would not exist and would not be where it is without Harper — celebrated their big victory on May 2, 2011. The Cons vanquished their much-detested enemy, the Liberals, and reduced them to a rump in the House of Commons.
They received a clear mandate to kill the long-gun registry, and the Canadian Wheat Board, too.
They elected MPs in every province, including Ontario, where voters have long spurned the advances of Conservative candidates. And they did all this despite the hearty dislike that Quebec voters, and many media folks, feel for them.
But a year later, and despite the upside, all is not well with the Harper Party.