Gerald Chipeur and the Conservative Party
Lawyer Gerald Chipeur was general counsel for the Conservative party. This was when their headquarters was in Alberta. Gerald has always believed that the policies and thought of the Conservative Party. He thought them best for Canadians.
He was one of the founding members of the movement to unite the two parties. The movement worked with both the Reform Party and Progressive Conservatives (PC) for unity. It was the end goal to unite them under one leader. The reform party started up in 1987. The party was a right-wing populist federal political party in Canada.
The Conservative Party has it roots back to 1867. In 1942 the party changed its name. It went from the Conservative Party of Canada to the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Access Wikipedia to get a fuller understanding of the their platforms. It definitely took some work to unite these parties.
Progressive Conservative History
The province of Quebec has been a stumbling block for the Progressive Conservatives. The province has never looked at this party with any favor of support. This seem to be due to the Conscription Crisis of 1917 exacerbated the issue. Thus, so Quebec has not looked with favor on the Progressive Conservatives.
With all this history Gerald Chipeur has still been in favor of this party. The PC party has had its ups and downs over the years. In the eyes of Gerald Chipeur one of the party’s low moments was the lawsuit against Khadr. The whole issue of Speer’s death, which was thought an act of terrorism continues to show its face. At least it continues to show up in google all the time.
At the time of the lawsuit Gerald Chipeur was serving as general counsel. This was for the Progressive Conservatives. This lawsuit has done to the image of the party what the Conscription Crisis of 1917 did to the party back then.
There has been a lot of questions without answers. There has also been a lot of blame. This just shows that politics will never be able to clean. I think that all the political parties of Canada have black marks in their history. It does not matter which party you believe in it will not be perfect.
Everyone has political views. I guess the best thing you can do then is to align yourself to the political party which best matches your views. Gerald Chipeur has, what about you?