Against the backdrop of numerous economic and social crises, there’s a lot of chatter in Canadian public policy circles about the need to “meet the moment.”
In this episode, we examine the broad canvass of challenges facing the Great White North; whether the conservative movement in Canada is well-equipped to tackle them; and the need for a renewed discovery and embrace of the transcendent, immutable truths and traditions which serve as the foundation of the country’s political and social architecture.
Our guest is Stockwell Day, one of the leading emeritus statesmen of Canadian conservatism.
From 1986-2000, he served in the Alberta legislature, holding multiple portfolios in the provincial Cabinet. From 2000-2001, he was leader of the Canadian Alliance and Her Majesty’s Official Opposition in the House of Commons. Following the merger of Canada’s two major conservative parties in 2003, he remained as a Member of Parliament, and held several Cabinet roles in the government of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Day’s long tenure in politics came to a close in 2011, when he declined to run in that year’s federal election. Since then, he’s served in numerous Board and fellowship positions, and has run his own strategic consulting firm, Stockwell Day Connex.
Stockwell Day (official website)
Please note that this podcast has been edited for length and clarity.