Don Martin in an interesting piece talks about how far the Conservatives have come since 2000. From the time when Stockwell Day became the leader of the Alliance, to the merger that united the Alliance with the Progressive Conservatives, to today where we have a Conservative government with Stephen Harper as PM.
The merger is the best thing that has happened to Canada in the last few years. Kudos to Stephen Harper and Peter Mackay for making it happen. Peter Mackay in my opinion has not been given enough credit for what he did. He gave up his leadership in the PCs and was called a Judas by former leadership rival in what he called a betrayal. Mr. Mackay would have betrayed Canada IMHO had he not gone forward with Stephen Harper to renunite the Conservative family.
This is the part I liked best in the piece that sums up the last decade nicely.