Friday January 06, 2017
Conservatives clash in fight to re-define party after Stephen Harper
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- January 6, 2017 full episode transcript
- Full Episode
The race for the Conservative Party's leadership is crowded, competitive and crucial in setting the brand of the party in the post-Harper era.
'Now that Harper's gone, the driving, centralized intelligence of the party is gone. The danger is that it could break up into component parts, and I think that's what we're kind of seeing happen.' - Gerry Nicholls, political strategist
After almost a decade in power under Harper, the Tories are back in opposition and find themselves facing a popular prime minister.
So, who is best to take up the mantle and take on Justin Trudeau? How should the party position itself in this post-Harper era?
A panel of conservative strategists share their thoughts with The Current.
- Ginny Movat, a senior consultant with Crestview Strategy
- Gerry Nicholls, a communications consultant and strategist
- Tim Powers, with Summa Strategies
Listen to the full conversation at the top of this post.
This segment was produced by The Current's Sarah Grant and Network Producer Michael O'Halloran.