Cle­ment says Tories must move past niche pol­i­tics

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

Us­ing mi­cro-tar­geted poli­cies and pol­i­tics to at­tract spe­cific, nar­row groups of vot­ers is a strat­egy the Con­ser­va­tives must aban­don if they are to find their way back to gov­ern­ment, says the new­est en­trant in the party’s lead­er­ship race. While long­time On­tario politi­cian Tony Cle­ment is proud of the fed­eral party’s record in power, the po­lit­i­cal land­scape around the world is chang­ing and the Con­ser­va­tives need to change with it, he said in an in­ter­view Thurs­day. One need only look at the re­cent po­lit­i­cal up­heaval in the United King­dom, and the po­ten­tial for it in the United States, to know what Cle­ment is talk­ing about.

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