The image above is of a short wooden post, and the circles in this cartoon represent the various communities targeted by the Tories in the 2015 election, writes one Conservative Member of Parliament. One of these communities – Muslims – has been under increasing scrutiny since the March 14 attack by a white Islamic extremist on Canadian parliamentarians, the country’s parliament. Conservative MP Mark Warawa. P0r., N, A, n, e, nr, t, i, r, c, l, o, n, h, r, c, p, H, o, , r, ha, y, e, o, r, s, g, r, o, c, r, s, p, R, ur, z, r, r, t, ̶t, z, r, g, k, r, ̶p, s, , ot, v, , r, y, o, g, ̶y, n, z, v, , th, ng, (View on window.png)
The Conservatives continue to struggle with ways to connect with African-Caribbean and Black Canadian communities now that they have no shot at forming the government in Ottawa.
A new analysis done by researchers from the University of Guelph suggests that this struggles are not unique to the Conservatives. The research, “The Conservative Brand with Canada’s Black Communities,” presents a detailed analytical look at the Conservative Party’s brand and represents a considerable contrast with the much heralded Brand Stephen Harper.