Brian Mann blogged last Sunday about the contrast between conservative leadership in Canada and in the U.S., with Canada as an example of pragmatic, center-right political success. That high-level view has validity, particularly for the point Mann...
May 30, 2008 — Despite this week's decisions in New York and California, supporters of same-sex marriage still face a lot of opposition. A Gallup poll conducted earlier this month found that 56% of Americans oppose granting marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples. 40% support the idea. Republican leaders in New York haven't said yet whether they'll fight Governor Paterson's decision. But the state's Conservative Party issued a statement describing the move as misguided and undemocratic. Brian Mann spoke with the party's top official, Michael Long. Long says this decision will trigger a statewide battle over the definition of marriage. Go to full article
Apr 13, 2006 — Republican candidate for governor William Weld was in Canton yesterday. He made a special trip to meet with Conservative party leader Hank Ford. Douglas Hopper has the story. Go to full article
Jan 18, 2006 — A new poll suggests the Conservatives held a 10-point lead over the Liberals entering the final week of Canada's federal election campaign. But Ontarians were still giving the Liberals a slight edge. Canadians can vote early, and if the advance polls are any indication, people want to vote in this federal election. The number of people showing up to vote early this time around jumped in every province, compared to the last election. It's not surprising; this has turned into a very interesting election. The Liberal Party called for the election, and at the outset it looked as if they might be returned to power after it was all over. But not anymore. Robert Thacker is chairman of the Candian Studies Dept. at SLU. He talked with Martha Foley. Go to full article
Jun 03, 2002 — Billionaire and gubernatorial candidate, Tom Golisano, withdrew his name from the Conservative Party nomination. He charged the party's nominee, Governor George Pataki, used strong-arm tactics to keep him off the ballot. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany. Go to full article