OTTAWA, October 24, 2003 ( – The CAPC merger process, the “Founding Principles” and direction of the proposed new Conservative Party are causing more of a stir among political commentators.  On Tuesday, LifeSite reported on Ezra Levant’s questioning of the founding principles and former Preston Manning loyalist Rick Anderson’s surprising criticism of the omission of the ReformAlliance’s founding pillar of social conservatism.   In today’s Special Report we relate Lorne Gunter’s response to Rick Anderson’s comments, Financial Post editor-in-chief Terrance Corcoran’s criticism of the merger, former Tory MP Sinclair Stevens’ exposure of Power Corporation’s indirect involvement in the merger and the Globe’s John Ibbitson’s characterization of the new party as “The rise of libertarian conservatism”.  See the Special Report at:


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