Well, ... that's not the deciding factor.
I would say they've got their foot on the gas and they are about to head off a cliff because they are not willing to talk, they are not willing to compromise.
There's a lot of possibility that there could be a motion (on Thursday) that could be tantamount to confidence.
The world is threatened by terrorism and violent extremism like never before. The rule of law is one of our chief defences against terrorism. Our shared values of freedom and democracy are shielded when like-minded nations work together to promote justice.
I don't think we're ever going to be in a position where we can say this is the template, this is the checklist, that must be met [for intervention].
We have to be focused on growing the party and getting young people to see us as a viable option.
In fact, I'm told more who came from the other side of the legacy party (were affected), so this isn't something that is along party divisions or affiliations, it has nothing to do with that.
I would never make a decision like this without speaking to Mr. Harper and others, and I would certainly have that discussion with the leader.
But we'll be a couple points ahead when we get to an election,
It's a clear signal that I'll be staying in federal politics supporting a man who I consider to be very honest and intelligent,
This is part of a planned reorganization as I'm told and these changes are nothing to be alarmed about.
We have to stress our conservative credentials and emphasize that we are the natural, national alternative to the Liberals. Clearly the Alliance has shown it can't break out of its Western box. The Alliance is at single-digit support in three quarters of the country.
I find happiness comes from numerous sources in my life. Most often, the happy moments I cherish most are quiet moments with my wife and family back home in Nova Scotia.
There's a few people who are discontented -- this happens even in governing parties,
My understanding is that it was five or six.
for the simple reason that I love Nova Scotia. That's my home. It's where my family is and my heart ... so that always factors in.
Nova Scotia is my home and I have a great deal of affection for my province but having said that, I made the decision some time ago to enter federal politics,
I want to lead the Progressive Conservative Party, a party that will promote true conservative values and principles. I can tell you right now, I am not the merger candidate. I am not interested in institutional marriages with other parties.
There is no more dangerous country in the world today than Pakistan.
I feel guilty about spending so much time away from home and loved ones. Peter MacKa
I guess my natural inclination is to finish what I started. We have a Conservative government in Nova Scotia. What I want to see is a Conservative government in Ottawa.
My gut tells me and continues to tell me that the Conservative party is on a road back to government.
I've been called treacherous, stupid, venal, lazy ..and that's only by the Tories.
There's a very small window of opportunity and I think the government is going to take that opportunity away by ensuring that we don't have anything that would possibly trigger a vote of confidence or could be construed as such.
As far as the decorum in the House, and how they're going to stay in power -- well, they'll buy parties,
I am a competitive person, and I didn't win the leadership of the PC party with a mind to stepping down so soon afterwards. But no regrets.
It's another example of the ineffective, overly bureaucratic nightmare that is the gun registry,
I came to the conclusion that my work here is not done,
I'm a workaholic.
Before the government moves ahead with this legislation, Parliament needs to ensure that any new surveillance powers are complemented with adequate judicial oversight,