Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Big Shift

by Clifford F. Thies 

 The complete name of the book is "The Big Shift: The Seismic Change In Canadian Politics, Business, And Culture And What It Means For Our Future." (Available at Amazon.) 

In this book, veteran Canadian pollsters Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson explore the implications of the Conservative Party's big victory in the 2011 election. They say, it was not merely a big victory, it was a big shift in the Canadian electorate.

For the foreseeable future, the Conservative Party will dominate the political landscape in the country, replacing the Liberal Party, and eclipsing the hullabaloo in Quebec.

 A big part of the book's thesis is that the immigrants of Canada, mostly Asian, have conservative values including the ethics of working and saving, of the central role of family, and intolerance of crime. The Liberals, with their inclinations to expanding the welfare state, even to the point of replacing the family with the state, and being soft on crime, eventually lost touch with the immigrant communities in spite of advocating diversity and social equality. 

There might be a lesson in this book for those of us south of the border, aayh?

1 comment:

M. Simon said...

I wish we had a Conservative Party instead of the American Taliban that parades as "conservative".

If you don't buy into their religious schtick you are unwelcome. And that goes double for libertarians.