The Old Man, quoted in the National Post, describes his own political party’s philosophy:
We have a Reform-based Conservative Party which is probably ideologically more right-wing.
More right wing than what he doesn’t say, but that’s not the key bit.
But here’s a question: how many Progressive Conservatives in the province, the ones that like to put weight on the progressive side of the ledger, knew that in 2001 they started supporting a “Reform-based” Conservative Party?
And on what the Old Man calls the “other side”, he just talks about how much money he spends: “We’ve doubled our health-care budget. We’ve put a lot of money into education.”
There it is, though, straight from the horse’s mouth: Newfoundland and Labrador is currently run by a “Reform-based Conservative Party.”
That explains a lot of things.
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