You forget, that for a true conservative, individual rights and freedoms are only for them personally and not others, who might use those freedoms to oppose conservatives.
We are, in the eyes of conservatives, free to conform in any way we wish.
He's correct, as usual.
What's really depressing about it is the fact that the party that should be providing a credible alternative to the governing Liberals are continually missing opportunities left and right to tell Canadians how they would be different or better than the Liberals.
Instead, we have Harper running around the "party BBQ circuit", gladhanding the faithful and leaving most Canadians baffled. Little bits continue to dribble out about the Grewal Tapes - an affair so bungled that not only must we assume that Harper's Conservatives are crooked, but inept as well.
As a voter, I can only suppose that the Conservatives are in fact the inept, narrow-minded, petty bigots that the Reform/Alliance party represented - so far they have done little to convince me otherwise - in spite of a plethora of opportunities to do so.