Erin O'Toole privileged liberal elites over his own conservative base
National Post: "Column after column, and talking head after talking head, insisted that the Conservative Party of Canada could win, if only conservatives would better appeal to liberal elites by mirroring their positions on social issues while doing nothing to challenge the increasing power of foreign corporations in our country, such as the big tech firms.
"Under Erin O’Toole’s leadership, the ivory tower commentariat got their way. And they’ve been proven wrong. In the 2021 election, their strategy failed in many parts of Canada, including the Greater Toronto Area where it was supposed to be most effective. And now, with O’Toole no longer the leader, we’ve seen their strategy can’t even unite a caucus.
"O’Toole is smart, hardworking, patriotic, and a talented member of Parliament. But the wrong strategy will sink a leader, no matter what he brings to the table."