As a one time Conservative Riding secretary and of an age greater than 90% of Canadians I offer this glimpse into our past.
The Liberals built Canada with little interruption to their base until 1919 to 1937 in which case the American Republicans working through the Morman Church, helped them establish “The United Farmers of Alberta” This party morphed itself into the Veterans and Active force, 1944 to 1948, again the US Republicans were fully involved.
This morphed into the Conservatives which found a hard landing after Diefenbaker and the Avro-Arrow. (You now know the reason Diefenbaker scrapped the Arrow in Canada allowing the US to take up the design and ordered the only prototype of the Aero destroyed.) and, Harper sold off the Canadian Wheat Board to US interest in leaving office.
Avro Aero interests are far reaching:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18WUHiOpABs andhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zUuR1Xb6ag andhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdOIn_IqwsE and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4z5-l7u2Uo and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-53vzHCcAp4&t=74s and
They again morphed into the Progressive Conservatives. This party was started by Peter Lougheed and company. Peter broke away from the Republicans, in fact, took on US oil interests in Alberta in the much-maligned NATIONAL ENERGY PROGRAM. Peter became the most popular Premier not only of Alberta but, all of Canada. A time of no internet, those with the money ruled the press.
A world recession stepped in and interest rates went to 25%. Families invested in oil lost homes and there were a number of suicides With no internet, those with the money ruled the press! This was all blamed onto The NEP which was destroyed!When Klein took over he doubled down with the US Republicans. All this happening while the Wild Rose Party kept the original foundation going with the Church. Now we had two political parties which could appear as opposition, one extreme and one tame by comparison. Doing what they do best, played both ends against the middle.
Notably, Klein started the bleed on the Heritage Savings and Trust by freezing the fund at 5% profit taking all above into General Revenue to support his 10% flat tax. The loss to Albertans 760 billion dollars most of which went directly back to US parent companies. Norway over the same period banked over 1 trillion dollars.
Klein also ushered in the Energy East plan. At one point he was going to continue with Lougheed’s plan of building a Refinery in Edmonton, Then, Shell oil suggested it would be better for everyone if they built pipelines to the Gulf Coast to their refineries. West pipelines were never considered as Shell’s gulf refineries already had the market captured.
In a final analysis, I see the US is in a position to take over our country! By putting in a Conservative Government again will facilitate the end of our Dairy Marketing board and any other institutions that may hinder this process.
For the record: Kenny and Harper were thrown out of every trade meeting they attended throwing the advantage to the US. No one could be this unlucky!
More recently, It allowed Harper to become a dictator in his own mind. Any conflict with a native group could be set aside by the Minister in charge. In action, it caused endless delays in the West coast pipeline. The US does not want us to ship off our west coast into Indochina and China!
#C69 did away with two pieces of Harper/Kenny legislation National Energy Board Act: Replaced.s shipping off the west coast it will cut deeply into their markets in Indochina and China and, they will not be able to use their oil supply on or off as a bargaining chip!
Secondly: Canadian Navigable Waters Act; was changed by Harper/Kenny to a free-for-all. One outstanding item is the BC dam on the Peace River. A navigable river the dam was built and was criticized for not being able to produce enough electricity to pay for itself. It was however built to create a sump in the Peace River is suitable for drawing large amounts of water out of. 2/3 of the flow of the Peace River!!Kenny/Scheer and his conservative friends are trying to kill the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion! Kenny was recently on TV opposite an environmental lawyer while jetting around the country. She was Trashing Tarns-Mountain expansion, he was sitting there, nodding and smiling his approval.The US does not want us shipping oil our west coast into Indonesia and China! If they are allowed to kill the Trans Mountain Expansion, natives will lose their investments and Canada will lose its investment into the expansion.