Friday, June 19, 2015

Equal marriage supporter James Moore quits Harper government

Outgoing Tory minister and MP James Moore
James Moore today became the latest in a growing list of Conservative cabinet ministers and MPs to bow out of federal politics this election year.  

I do want to say how much I respect Moore.  He was one of only a few Conservative MPs to originally vote in favour of same sex marriage when it was before Parliament in 2005.   In addition to his general competence, this made him a moderate conservative worth celebrating.   I was hoping he might challenge for the federal Conservative leadership one day against social conservative Jason Kenney.   That might still happen, who knows.  

Regardless, it's sad to see him go.  Incidentally, this makes his largely suburban seat in British Columbia now more vulnerable to the NDP or perhaps even the Liberals (should they recover from their current slump.)

But thanks to James Moore for a fine federal career. 


rumleyfips said...

Is this a sign of the PC's being driven out and the old reform idiots taking over . If so this is good news - back to 18% for the knucklewalkers,

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Have to think he will be back but maybe not for quite a while. The man has been dedicated to a political life since his teens.