Liberal Party hypocrisy as usual. The Conservative Party would never allow any candidate that had worn blackface or brownface because they know that Liberals and Liberal lapdog media would never let the controversy go.
If the Conservative Party was the same as the Liberal Party, then Conservatives would have a guy who wore blackface as their leader and have no problem with that.
Only the Liberals could be so hypocritical to virtue-signal about "inclusion" and "diversity" and racial equality and standing against racism while not objecting to Justin having worn blackface on a number of occasions. Only the Liberals would forgive such a thing when we all know if it had been Harper or O'Toole in the same situation, Liberals and their lapdog media would NEVER let that go.
Yes, I agree and that's more or less why I voted Conservative despite not being crazy about O'Toole or his stupid carbon tax support (and I say this as a card-carrying Conservative) because I wanted Justin gone. Sadly, PPC voters couldn't focus and see the big picture.
Many PPC members claimed they wanted to win a few seats and that made me ask them why they would support the PPC party if it would only win a seat or two at best and had zero chance of winning a minority or majority government. It made no sense to me.
Conservatives were the strongest chance against Justin even if I liked some of the ideas the PPC had to offer..
The CPC is not the same party as the Liberal Party even though O'Toole foolishly tried to shift left a bit in a vain attempt to attract Liberal voters.
The CPC is for lower taxes, not the Liberals. The CPC supports Israel's right to exist and defend itself against Islamic terrorists like Hamas or the Iranian regime, etc. while Justin and the Liberals tend to be Islamist apologists and Sharia law apologists.
There are plenty of other differences, but if you see some similarities, that's due in part to the Conservatives being centre-right and Liberals generally being centre-left, so they have the centre in common. That's not a bad thing and is a way for any disgruntled Liberal voters (like I used to be after 9/11 and Liberal pandering to Islamists) to jump ship to vote and/or join Conservatives instead just like I did many years ago.
The PPC didn't have to win seats to cause Conservatives to lose seats (which they did) to Liberal candidates. If PPC votes had gone to Conservatives instead in certain ridings, Conservative candidates would have clobbered certain Liberals, but even without PPC erosion, it doesn't appear that Conservatives would have won a minority government, but PPC voters didn't help.