Liberal Party Of Canada
May 7, 2011 by staff
Liberal Party Of Canada, Phen Harper, a wise man has learned that “surprises are usually not well received by the public.”He told reporters this week that, as regards matters between his government and the public,”Let’s go ahead with what is comfortable. “That clearly does not include the introduction of legislation on the death penalty, abortion or gay marriage. To do so would open the middle ground of Canadian politics in the Liberal Party – the last thing the Prime Minister wants to do. The “hidden agenda” things discussed by critics Wildeye are just silly.
But nobody should imagine that this is a government without ideological convictions.
Harper’s conservatism is bred in the bones and in the next four years, now controls the idea; we can expect to see the political center of gravity is subtly nudged to the right, as it has for the past five years. So where are you moving?
We know about his intention to kill the gun registration and grant of political parties, their plans to reform the Senate and introduce crime package aimed at making Canada more punitive than it has been traditionally.
During the election, Mr. Harper spoke of little more than the economy and the need for a stable national government. It is clear that his first task will be to introduce or reintroduce perhaps a budget. Other expensive items this year will be the trade and security negotiations with the United States and the European Union.
We could also see the movement in health care. In Calgary this week, Mr. Harper said there is room for experimentation, but it will not question the underlying rationale. At the same time, we also know the system is unsustainable without reforms, and that the public is willing to consider private sector participation to improve quality and contain costs.
It will certainly be watching the growth of public spending reduced in the coming years, although that, of course, does not mean spending program will be reduced in absolute terms (The proposed budget provides for total expenditure in March to rise above and 300 million dollars for the first time in four years. Since then, in their manifesto, the Conservatives have pledged to cut and 11billion in spending, on top of and $ 11 million they say they have identified in recent strategic studies).
The performance of Brian Mulroney’s promise of “pink slips and slippers” for federal officials is likely to cause consternation in Ottawa, but probably not much further.
These are just the first of a series of measures designed to gradually make Canada a more conservative country, now that the opposition parties do not burden conservatives. But in doing so, Mr. Harper knows he has to carry with him along the Canadian and respect the linguistic, ethnic, racial and religious minorities in the country.
It is instructive to look back at the speech Mr. Harper gave at the Tory convention in Winnipeg in November 2008, when he first spoke of the Conservative Party that “Canada is a Party” – “the largest most comprehensive and most national party of Canada. ” That trend has been reinforced by an election in which the party won 48% of the vote outside Quebec.
In that speech he spoke of “conservative values?? That Canadian values,” curious because he used to get hurt when liberals used to appropriate the “value” proposition. He defines values?? As patriotism, commitment to the community, devotion to family, respect for peace, order and law. And the reward for risk and hard work ”
In an interview during the 2008 elections, he said he did not see this as a “theological agenda.” Rather, the importance of family could be emphasized through fiscal measures.
While Mr. Harper is not a hard-line conservative social characteristic, which has no time for moral relativism of the left. He sees himself as a classical liberal in the mold of Edmund Burke, the Anglo-Irish political theorist who advocated the organizational reform. In a speech to Civitas, a conservative interest group, in 2003, said Canada must rediscover and re-establish the foundations of social conservatism Burke. “This means the adoption of measures to promote and protect the traditional family, prohibition of child prnography, raising the age of sexual consent, strengthening the institution of marriage and to offer choices in education.”
However, according to the opinion of him as a gradualist, who said that policies should not be religious. “[They] should appeal to believers of many faiths and faith as possible. We must realize that real gains are inevitably incremental. Conservatives should be satisfied if the program is moving in the right direction, albeit slowly. ”
In the 2008 interview with the National Post, used similar language to describe the convergence of the country and his party. “We are moving the country in the right direction and the party is becoming, I would not center, I’d say maybe more pragmatic. I learned that myself,” he said. At that time, he warned his political base, while acknowledging it has to offer something for them, they would understand that you couldn’t get everything you want. “We represent many interests, not just within the party, but [also] the general interests of the Canadian population,” he said.
According to a post-election national opinion conducted by EnSight Canada this week, voters gave Stephen Harper, with a clear mandate and specific limits, continue with fixing the economy and do not vary from course ideological. Canadians want lower taxes, less regulation, less spending and more foreign investment, but can not tolerate turning to hard right policies, EnSight said.
A dispassionate look at Canada in 2011 suggests it has not fundamentally changed since Canada, 2005. Tom Flanagan, professor of political science at the University of Calgary and former Harper’s mentor, wrote recently that not much has changed constitutional or institutional conservatives, liberal policies on public spending have continued, including the military buildup began with Paul Martin. The combat mission in Afghanistan started by the Liberals widened. Personal tax cuts and corporate initiated by the Liberals continued. It is true that conservatives do not proceed with the Kelowna Accord, or the national system of public childcare, but relatively few have been few policy changes really dramatic.
At the same time, Mr. Harper consolidated earnings are almost imperceptible. If you serve your term, it wills Brian Mulroney to become the sixth oldest prime minister of Canada. One suspects that the next election, Mr. Harper will take into account his position as prime minister if judge’s success conservatism has become the natural philosophy of government in Canada.
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