It's important to understand why Conservatives have succumbed to Tribalism, Fake News, and are often anti-science, anti-data, anti-elites (i.e. experts), and anti-evidence-based-decision-making. Their ideology in Canada today is steeped in the history of Stephen Harper's influence on the Party and his belief in American Republicanism. The effects of Harper's Social Conservatism (more on his religious … Continue reading Conservative ideology is rife with attacks on Science and Data
Stephen Harper expressed open hostility about “Liberal courts” and “Liberal bureaucracy” when first elected. His first move to force his ideology on the DOJ was the "elimination of the Court Challenges Program and the Law Commission of Canada as well as budget cuts to numerous organizations with human rights and equality mandates."
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms gave Canada a Constitutional Democracy and Harper hated it with a passion. Given that Harper believed the courts should be subservient to Parliament, he tried to force his will onto the courts but lost again and again. Our Charter was the only thing that stood in the way of an Autocratic ruler who would have subverted our Democracy to his whims.