"No to C68"
"No to Wheat Board"
"No to Senate"
This was a popular bumper sticker on the Prairies from the late 80s on towards the current era... You couldn't find a "self-respecting" pick-up driving, gun-toting, angry Conservative Westerner who didn't have that sticker on their back bumper.
Stand by for a "rewind". These are the issues that helped create the Reform Party, and these are the issues some of the Conservative MPs are going to try to live or die on. The economy is tanking faster than they are letting on. They know more than they are saying, and they are desperately going to try to shore up their "angry" support with these 3 "cardinal conservative issues". Angry supporters are just as likely to "stay home" - or even vote NDP in the next election.
Based on the Reformers (including Harper) going back to their base, just watch how ugly this next election will be. The desperate MPs on that side will be fighting for their lives and the xenophobic comments will start rolling off the tongues again. They'll bash immigrants, women, First Nations, Ontario, Quebec, the Atlantic, etc., etc., etc. - all their favorite targets of old.
Be on the lookout for more bumper stickers.