Disgruntled Tories Look To Revive The REFORM Party
The frustration started when David Emerson crossed from the Liberals to sit as a Conservative cabinet minister, followed by the appointment of Conservative party hack, Michael Fortier as a Senator as well as Public Works Minister. Then there was the vote to declare the Quebecois a nation, the 'Liberal-style' budget, a financial settlement with Maher Arar that many believe was too generous, a shocking reversal on income trusts, a complete reversal on environmental policy and the final insult to right wing ideology, the Prime Minister's capitulation on same-sex marriage.
Will we see a revival of the old Reform Party? Maybe. Let's face it, no one can fracture like the right wing when they start to navel gaze and there are a lot of 'conservatives' who do not like the direction that Harper & Co. are taking.
Here's wishing the Reformers well at their venture!
Globe and Mail