Needed To Insure Ratification Of Merger Package
are well aware both the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
and the Canadian Alliance are sending the Merger Package for full
ratification please see the
document here. The Tories and the Canadian Alliance are sending
the proposal to their memberships and each party is different and
this the real issue.
Our polling numbers from The Strategy Group Inc show that 80 - 83.5%
of Canadian Alliance members would support any effort for a united
conservative movement. Also, since the Canadian Alliance only requires
a simple majority to accept the Merger Package our efforts will
not be focused on persuading Canadian Alliance members.
However, the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada is where the
battleground is. The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada's
Constitution requires a 2/3 majority vote from participating members
to ratify this Merger package and this is where the problem lies.
David Orchard mustered a serious campaign and finished third in
the recent Tory leadership race and he will fight to keep his socialism
alive. There is a war of great magnitude about to be waged
and the enemies of conservatism are gathering and will not disappear
in a quiet fashion. They are, but not limited to: Former Prime Minister
Joe Clark, Left wing extremist Quebec MP André Bachand, Manitoba
MP Rick Borotsik, David Orchard and all of his cult like followers.
Marjaleena Repo a senior adviser on Mr. Orchard's leadership campaign,
called the merger agreement a betrayal and predicted party members
will defeat it. "Now we have an attempted coup d'etat," Ms.
Repo said. "It's a betrayal of the party."
Ms. Repo noted that the Tory rank and file has repeatedly voted
against any deal with the Alliance, and said Mr. MacKay negotiated
without any authority or mandate. She predicted Mr. Orchard's supporters
will be 35 or 40 per cent of the party by the time the vote on the
deal is cast.
How can we insure that the Tory membership will embrace the
Quite simply, by following the initial plan of the www.2cards.ca
campaign and insure that those that have dual memberships such as
the Jim Prentice supporters, many Scott Brison supporters, Peter
McKay and Craig Chandler supporters become re-activated and campaign
on the yes side of the merger package.
Please join the Progressive
Conservative Party of Canada to insure victory
Dual Memberships are allowed because PGIB delegates at the 2002
Progressive Conservative Party of Canada Convention in Edmonton,
Alberta defeated Resolution 9 which sought to ban dual memberships.
Based on polling throughout the recent Progressive Conservative
Party of Canada leadership race it is estimated that 26% of the
Progressive Conservative Party of Canada are 2 Card carriers.
Thus, with Peter McKay, Jim Prentice, Scott Brison and Craig Chandler
all united and actively promoting a united party, victory is near!
We are extremely proud that PGIB's strategy for unity has brought
the conservative movement this far, but the next step of ratification
is the most important!
The PGIB www.2cards.ca Project
has never been more needed than now!
Thus, we are reformulating our objectives efforts and dedicating
our efforts full time in lobbying Progressive Conservative and Canadian
Alliance members throughout Canada. We have the contacts,
we have the workers and we have the know how.
will be victorious!
The PGIB www.2cards.ca
movement since its inception has been focused on educating and,
unifying conservatives within the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive
Conservative Party of Canada.
At PGIB we have put our money where our mouth is and recently we
even ran PGIB Executive Director Craig Chandler in the recent leadership
race for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada that was finalized
in June 2003. Mr. Chandler finished 5th out of 7 candidates.
In fact, it was PGIB's www.2cards.ca
leadership bid that revived "Unite The Right" talks.
Before Craig Chandler sought the leadership of the Progressive Conservative
Party of Canada with PGIB support even Stephen Harper was against
uniting the two parties. Peter McKay was also very clear about his
views on unity with the Canadian Alliance in a very negative way
throughout the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada Leadership
Here are some comments to ponder:
From The 2002 Canadian Alliance Leadership Race
Ablonczy is running on a unite-the-right platform, and during the
debate appealed to those in the audience who don't support Harper's
"Ladies and gentlemen if we do not reach out and seek to unify the
conservatives in this country, the vote splitting will never end
and we might as well hand the keys to the Liberals forever."
But Harper had the audience on his side when he dismissed the idea
of a merger with the Tories. "And ladies and gentlemen, that's not
cooperation, that's surrender, and that's not taking us forward,
that's backward. And that's not where we're going to go," said Harper.
But some feel that Harper isn't the right choice, because he's against
a merger with the Progressive Conservative Party.
Many of Day's old Alberta cabinet buddies aren't backing him but
they're also leery of Harper. "I have the greatest respect for Harper,"
says Alberta's Infrastructure Minister Ty Lund. "I was disappointed,
though, to hear that he wasn't interested in working with the PCs."
From The 2003 Progressive Conservative Party Leadership Race
Calgary lawyer Jim Prentice accused him (Peter McKay) of flip-flopping
on the issue of cooperation with the Canadian Alliance. "In Western
Canada you have said that the Canadian Alliance is radioactive and
then you've gone to St. Catharines, Ont., and said that we should
run joint candidates, presumably joint radioactive candidates?"
Craig Chandler was attacked by all the PC Party leadership candidates,
but Craig continued to be vigilant in pushing the Unite the Right
agenda. In fact, until the last debate Mr. Chandler was the only
leadership candidate who did promote conservative unity. After the
message of the PGIB www.2cards.ca
Project sunk in, the two party leaders and their emissaries clearly
adopted PGIB's "Canada First" Platform of Conservative Unity. After
all, Craig's speech was seen and / or heard by thousands upon thousands
PGIB has been at the forefront of this battle and like engineers
in an army, the PGIB has been on the front-line, the first ones
in to build the bridges and the last ones to leave the battlefield.
Just like engineers those of us in PGIB get very little thanks for
doing the grunt work in the conservative movement.
The Facts Are:
- The PGIB
has been pushing for a united party for years see Movement History
- It was the
PGIB that first spoke of naming the new united party The Conservative
Party of Canada, this was first mentioned in 1996. Mr. Chandler
was actually attacked during the leadership debates by all candidates
for wanting to drop the word Progressive in the party name (documented
by CPAC in their taping of the leadership debates. Tapes
are available at the PGIB National Office for viewing).
- It was Craig
Chandler at the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada Leadership
Convention in June 2003 that unveiled the "Canada First ".
PGIB campaigned for
the Merger Package includes
Party the Conservative Party of Canada
party is called the Conservative Party of Canada
a single slate of candidates
will be a single slate of candidates
Seats will be guaranteed
will be treated as equal partners
have been frozen to allow a united candidates
must be ratified by both parties membership
& Alliance Members will ratify package on December 12, 2003-10-16
joint leadership race to pick a new leader
vote for new leader will occur March 19-24, 2003
joint Policy convention before next federal election
Convention / Policy Convention TBA
seems the investment of money and manpower made by the PGIB www.2cards.ca
Committee, PGIB members and the Craig Chandler Campaign was well
PGIB has achieved a massive victory for Canada and for Canadian
conservative unity. See the
2003 Progressive Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Race section
here for further information on the impact that Craig Chandler
and the PGIB www.2cards.ca Committee
had on the Tory Leadership Race.
now is the time for us to be active and vigilant in our final
march to victory.
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