There's been some disgruntlement from rank and file Tories lately over next week's policy convention in Ottawa. For one thing, nobody knows what policies are up for discussion. There are those who feel this is amounts to a deliberate:
...some party members say it's an attempt to muzzle grassroots supporters who might espouse views that could embarrass the Harper government.
"They want to control the message. They don't want people talking about things that aren't scripted," said party member Connie Fournier, co-founder of the popular conservative blog, freedominion.com.
And, as Kady O'Malley noted yesterday, November 5th was the last day for posting the package of constitutional resolutions to go forward for consideration at Convention 2008. Well, those have finally appeared, and dull stuff they appear to be.
Nothing on policy yet, but there doesn't seem a required posting date for the CPoC policy document.
Important news in that, depending on what appears in the Tory policy document, it may well be possible to declare an end to the Speechy Wars. That is, if the Conservatives don't want to propose some kind of "Free The Nazis" amendment to their policy document, the chances of Ezra and Connie and the gang actually accomplishing something on the political level fall to pretty much zero. Here's hoping.