"Harper has never put up a tent. Instead, he put up a wall, long before Donald Trump arrived to scar and mar the political landscape. Harper’s defining legacy was to show Trump a blueprint of how to build walls on a toxic foundation of ignorance, fear and intolerance.
The crop of Conservative leadership candidates isn’t rejecting Harper’s sinister governing ethos. They’re embracing it; hence, their near unanimous rejection of Motion 103.
They’re a tangible extension of what Harper is: a small, insular man, who always chose hate over love, suspicion over trust, retribution over grace.
The extremist “fringe” hasn’t just taken over the Conservative Party. Stephen Harper spent his career ensuring that it was the signature essence of his ugly party.
Big tent, my ass."
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