Will the socons be welcomed into the ‘big blue tent’? - Loonie Politics

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While the media wasn’t a fan of Andrew Scheer’s social conservative views, I can’t imagine the conservative base will be a fan of Pierre Poilievre’s apparent rebuff of social conservatives.

Whether you like them or not, socons, as they’re known to political wonks, make up a sizeable chunk of the Conservative Party of Canada’s support in elections, and, as a bloc, have the power to decide leadership and nomination races within the party.

Scheer won the Conservative leadership in 2017 because of his own social conservative support and that of former MPs Pierre . . .

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