The left wing news media in Canada were at once time able to fear monger about how ‘scary’ people like Harper and his right wing agenda were. a few years into a Harper government, and people realize that that Harper is, if anything at all, boring and bland and not really very scary at all.
Macleans has become more right-leaning of late. Maybe that has had an effect too, as more and more people see the leftist institutions such as the Human Rights commissions as being greater threats to freedom than right wing values.
Maybe a lot of it is just common sense too coming into play. With left wing feminists pushing their agenda of abortion as being the primary right for women, people are noticing that these values of death are really having a negative effect on the future. a story here about a woman in Ottawa shooting her baby in the head in utuero, and the feminist cheering it on, a story there about people being pulled through kangaroo court on account of quoting the Bible, and all of a sudden it is not the right wing evangelists that are the biggest whack jobs in Canada anymore.
One can only hope that a third factor will be a demise of regional politics, where the conservative forces are defined as being the Albertan agenda, and a rise in the ideal that conservative values for all Canadians who cherish the Canada they grew up with.