How to fix the Conservative Party? It's not complicated - 2020-01-02
The Conservative Party of Canada is currently in a period of reflection and self-examination, one in which it could "reconfigure its identity," according to one insider.
That's one way of putting it. Another way, more to the point, is that the party lost the 2019 election in an embarrassing fashion, subsequently turfed its leader in a mini-scandal and is now desperately trying to figure out what it needs to do to beat the Liberal minority government when the next election comes around.
There are going to be a lot of ideas thrown out in the coming months about what the party ought to do. For instance, Scott Reid, a long-serving Conservative MP, recently posted an essay online urging his party to lead on important democratic issues, such as electoral reform and the right of MPs to defy the party line and vote their conscience.