The hysteria generated among the political left over their perceived Conservative Party “hidden agenda” has once again spiked with the passing of Resolutions P-207 and P-203 at last week’s Conservative policy convention.
Whenever Tory-bashers like Warren Kinsella run out of things about which to flagellate The Conservative Party, they trot out the tried and true “hidden agenda” phrase, which is guaranteed to set Liberal/NDP heads nodding in conspiratorial agreement.
The Conservative Party supports legislation to ensure that individuals who commit violence against a pregnant woman would face additional charges if her unborn child was killed or injured during the commission of a crime against the mother. —RES. P-207
Apparently there is a secret conspiracy among Conservatives to keep hidden the fact that they include many social conservatives within their ranks. Wow, conservatives in the Conservative party—that’s really scary stuff.
Now the latest proof that such a conspiracy exists: the passing of Resolution P-207, which seeks to add charges to anyone who kills or injures a fetus during the commission of a crime against a pregnant mother.
Thus you get such dire warnings as this one from Mr. Kinsella, “Message to Canadian women: if they [Conservatives] get a majority, they plan to take away your right to choose. Period.”
In the absence of solid evidence, set up a straw man. If one is incapable of engaging in fair political debate—or even understanding what that is—resort to Paul Martin-style scare tactics. That’s the Liberal way.