Jim Fisher

The Drumheller Mail - - Obituaries -

Q1. About 2 years if the con­ser­va­tives se­lect a new leader. Oth­er­wise, be­cause of their strong mi­nor­ity po­si­tion, it would not be sur­pris­ing to me if this mi­nor­ity gov­ern­ment went the full man­date pro­vid­ing Trudeau can pacify at least some west­ern is­sues.

Q2. Trudeau has weath­ered the storm of far too many scan­dals and could gain a ma­jor­ity gov­ern­ment in the next elec­tion should the op­po­si­tion not get their act to­gether. De­spite los­ing seats Singh ap­pears to be on solid ground. Scheer, a nice man, ap­peared to me to be out of his el­e­ment while ad­dress­ing such things as gay rights, abor­tion, and the en­vi­ron­ment. Some say the die has been cast and he can­not re­cover. Like him or not, as a con­ser­va­tive leader, I think Max Bernier would have been an ef­fec­tive, ma­jor thorn in the side of the Lib­er­als. Ja­son Ken­ney, Rona Am­brose, Peter McKay, and Lisa Raitt are a few who could be vi­able can­di­dates.

Q3. There are many ar­eas where con­ser­va­tives can sup­port the Lib­er­als. A few ex­am­ples are TMX, an en­ergy cor­ri­dor, con­sid­er­a­tion of fur­ther pipe­lines and ad­just­ments to equal­iza­tion. With the re­cent CN strike, and the hard­ships it created, one would think even Que­bec should surely change their views on pipe­lines.

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