As far as the decorum in the House, and how they're going to stay in power -- well, they'll buy parties,
This is part of a planned reorganization as I'm told and these changes are nothing to be alarmed about.
My gut tells me and continues to tell me that the Conservative party is on a road back to government.
I came to the conclusion that my work here is not done,
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.
I consider myself to be a Main Street, mainstream Conservative, and I think there are a lot of Canadians who place themselves there.
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,
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.
We have to be focused on growing the party and getting young people to see us as a viable option.
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].
I feel guilty about spending so much time away from home and loved ones.
I feel guilty about spending so much time away from home and loved ones. Peter Ma
I've been called treacherous, stupid, venal, lazy ..and that's only by the Tories.
I don't think anyone can accuse me of having put my interests ahead of the party's or the country's. I simply felt this was the right thing to do.
There is no more dangerous country in the world today than Pakistan. Peter Ma
There could be an election this fall. So the last thing I want to do is lead to instability or speculation about my commitment to the party.
What Canada has to do is to have a government connected to the priorities of the people of which it is elected to serve. Those priorities include ensuring medicare is sustainable, support for the military, and tax and justice systems that work.
Well, ... that's not the deciding factor.
The government continues with this simultaneous face-saving, rear-end-covering exercise of trying to justify a very cumbersome, useless system.
I was a crown attorney in my home town in Nova Scotia, and I learned that victims of crime needed better laws to better protect them. I saw politics as a means to improve this protection for them.
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.
There is no more dangerous country in the world today than Pakistan.
My understanding is that it was five or six.
I believe I can be the person who can bring together conservatives across this country in a spirit of cooperation so that we can once again form government. This is not an agreement for merger with other political parties. Merger is a mathematical equation which does not guarantee victory.
If the United States leads a multinational force into Iraq without United Nations backing, Canada should fight beside its neighbour. We've gone from being a middle power to a muddle power on this one.
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.
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.
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.
From the cozy confines of 24 Sussex, the Prime Minister continues to dither on tax relief for Canadians,
There needs to be a balance between privacy rights and security issues. The government wants more ability to cover up its own activities but expand their ability to intrude into the lives of Canadians. It is perverse logic and a double standard.