Is a Harper comeback possible? - 2020-05-25
An email written by a Quebec Conservative riding association president is raising some eyebrows in political circles.
In the email, Richard Hofer, president of the Conservative riding association in Pontiac, suggests that the Conservatives suspend their leadership race until Oct. 15, and in the meantime appoint Stephen Harper as interim leader, possibly with an eye to regaining the leadership of the federal party.
No need to delve into the good, the bad and the ugly of the Harper years, which included years of deficit budgets and acrimonious relationships with provincial and municipal leaders, but suffice to say that, in 2015, the majority of Canadian voters concluded that the Harper government was long past its best-before date and voted it out of office.