Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Frum Speech in Montreal

Noted author David Frum is giving a speech tomorrow night in Montreal on the “Future of Canadian Conservatism.”

I will be in Montreal tomorrow and will be in attendance – watch this space on Thursday for my review.

The McGill Campus Conservative club is sponsoring the event and it’s open to the public.

Cost is free for students and $5.00 for non-students.

To learn more about this event contact Daniel King.

Hope to see you there.

1 comment:

Miles Lunn said...

It will be interesting to here what he thinks. I strong disagree with him, but it will be interesting to see if he sees a re-alignment of Canadian politics or is this just a temporary punishment for the Liberals, not a shift in ideology. I don't believe Canadians support the hard-right policies of the Bush administration, but there are three things pulling Canada to the right, while a few things pulling us to the left.

1. Alberta, which is Canada's most Conservative province is the fastest growing one so their political clout will continue to increase.
2. We have an aging population and as people get older they tend to get more Conservative.
3. With the formation of the Bloc Quebecois, Quebec, the most left leaning province, no longer has the same clout it use to since neither the Liberals or Conservatives can expect to win the majority of seats in Quebec any time soon.

While for the left
1. We are becoming more urbanized and people in large urban areas tend to be more liberal than rural areas.

For the Centre
1. We are becoming increasingly globalized so our fiscal and regulatory policies cannot be out of whack with other nations which will be problematic for socialism. At the same time Canadians have a more global perspective and generally people with a more global perspective are more resistent to the right wing ideology.