The DRC entered a short-lived coalition agreement with the Tories which was seen as an attempt by PC leader Joe Clark to reunite the Canadian right on his terms. He was easily re-elected to Parliament in both the 2004 2006 and 2008 elections. He acknowledged having gay staffers working on his campaign: "First of all as far as my campaign I don't ask people if they're homosexual lesbian or heterosexual.
Day was MP for the riding of Okanagan—Coquihalla in British Columbia and the president of the Treasury Board. Stockwell Burt Day Jr.