http://www.torontosun.com/2011/06/08/surprisecanadians-becoming-more-conservative If the recent Conservative Party majority win weren't proof enough, an annual poll for a think tank headed up by former Reformer Preston Manning has found, yet again, conservatism is becoming mainstream in Canada. "A unique strain of conservatism -- combining free market principles, moderation, incrementalism and social justice -- has become mainstream," Not only did the poll find, according to the Manning Centre, Canadians are becoming more conservative, they also want their government to move away from pursuing grand visions and designs for society. Instead, the poll found Canadians would like to increasingly take care of themselves. Indeed, 67% believe government should get smaller. "Canadians, across party lines, simply don't believe that governments can, or should, play a major role in their day-to-day lives; the one exception being safety and security," Manning said.