Despite being in the middle of a vicious ad war, the Conservatives and Liberals remain a perfect fit. This is the message of an optimistic, positive new campaign for a new era of unity and consensus in Canadian politics from the creators of PaulMartinTime.ca.
“Fundamentally, our priorities are very, very similar,” said Paul Martin at the secret UniteTheRight.ca launch party held last night in an unspecified Montreal location*. Also in attendance were Stephen Harper, Belinda Stronach, and Thomas d’Aquino of the Canadian Council of Chief executives.
“While they may have different social values, both parties value corporations’ priorities over everything else,” said d’Aquino, who has “worked with every Prime Minister since Pierre Trudeau”**. “That’s why it’s so important to stop the infighting: everyone agrees on so much.”
The web site is the beginning of a nationwide campaign to unite the Conservative and Liberal parties. In d’Aquino reckoning, we’re off to a good start already: “whoever wins this election, corporate priorities are going to win bigger.”
“After the election, we’re going to see close cooperation, and the eventual fusion, of the parties,” said Stronach, who arranged the merger that created the Conservative party. “I predict that all Canadians will benefit, but maybe some a little more than others.”