On February 17, 2019, Conservative government ministers will make their final bid to wrest control of the education system from the Progressive Conservatives.
The Conservative government will not be the only one.
The Progressive Conservatives have been in power for more than two decades.
They’re a political dynasty, one that includes Stephen Harper, the former prime minister who now leads the party.
In fact, Harper is not the only former prime Minister who has run for and lost a federal election.
When the Progressive Conservative dynasty came to power in 1980, the country was gripped by the Great Depression.
In just three years, the Progressive Tories took control of all federal government and federal corporations, and began dismantling the welfare state.
It was a radical departure from the way the country had been governed for a century.
After the Liberals came to office, the Conservative government introduced legislation that would make the Canadian tax system more progressive.
The Liberal Party and the New Democratic Party supported the legislation, but the Progressive Liberals opposed it.
The Conservatives were not about to allow the Liberals to implement this new progressive regime, which would mean the Liberals would be in charge of education in Canada.
The Tories were determined to eliminate the Liberal program, which they described as “socialism” and “big government.”
They saw the Liberals as the only true opposition party, and the only party capable of fighting back against the Liberals in Parliament.
The government proposed an amendment to the Canadian Human Rights Act, which could have eliminated the Liberal and New Democratic parties from government.
The Liberals voted against the bill, and by the time it reached the Senate, they were outnumbered by the Conservatives.
In the end, the Liberals were able to defeat the Conservatives by a vote of 53-40.
By the time the Conservatives took power in 1984, they had achieved a majority of about seven seats in the House of Commons.
By 1994, the Conservatives were back in power and had just secured a majority in the Senate.
Conservative leadership candidate, Joe Clark, became the first Canadian leader to be elected to office by the majority of MPs.
Clark became the prime minister in 1994 and became the most powerful person in Canadian politics when he was sworn in as prime minister.
He also became the leader of the Conservative Party.
In his first year as prime minster, Clark made a series of key policy decisions that were considered radical by his Conservative Party colleagues.
These decisions included the adoption of a new “poverty line” for families that would be $15,000 a year for a family of four.
This new “line” would be applied to children and seniors in Ontario, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.
By 2018, the poverty line had become the benchmark for all other provinces and territories, and it became the “Canadian poverty line.”
The poverty line is currently set at $15.80 a day.
By 2020, the Liberal government proposed eliminating the poverty allowance from the Ontario Child Benefit.
The Ontario Poverty Reduction Program (OPRP) had been established in 1979, and was administered by the Ontario Works program.
The program provides cash payments to eligible families with children, and provides help with food and other basic needs.
However, the OPPRP was created in 1993 and the benefits were not phased out until 2020.
In 1994, Clark proposed the elimination of the Ontario poverty line.
He proposed eliminating it entirely, as well as a provision to provide the government with the option of converting the Ontario Disability Support Pension into a Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).
This would give recipients a guaranteed monthly income that would increase with their age.
By 2019, the Tories had also proposed eliminating these welfare benefits.
By 2025, they proposed the end of the benefit for Ontario’s disabled, and also eliminated it altogether.
At the same time, Clark introduced the Conservatives’ first national childcare policy.
Under the Conservative plan, the government would offer subsidies to childcare providers, which are paid through the Child Benefit, and parents would have to provide childcare for a minimum of $20 per week.
The idea was to provide a subsidy to the parents of young children who had not yet turned five years old.
In a press release announcing the policy, Clark stated that the policy would create “a system of choice for parents who choose to invest in childcare.”
The Tories also began a national review of welfare policies.
By 2002, they decided to scrap the Ontario Parenting Assistance Program.
Instead, the federal government would pay a flat monthly payment to families who provide care for a child who is in need of support.
By 2016, the Harper government was proposing to end the Child Care Tax Benefit, which was established in 1978.
This would mean that parents would no longer be able to claim child care assistance, but instead would be eligible for an income support benefit.
As part of this, the Child and Family Services (CFS) would also be eliminated, and instead the Canada Child Benefit would be created.
The Harper government also created a new tax credit for low-income parents.