If there was a really good reason for the change aside from catering to a few international political partners the move might be more acceptable. However the main reason for the move from moderating peace seems to be strictly political in nature. Political change is the trademark for the nation for most of the 13 years since the 21st century began. The current Canadian regime can hardly be considered a government in traditional terms. The new Conservatives comprised of a merger of the former Conservative party that stumbled into virtual obscurity after a stunning defeat after acquiring the last majority, and the Reform party, do not seem to believe in the traditional form of parliament. The Conservatives try not to including elect New Democratic or Liberal members in creating legislation and balk at suggestions for change or strengthening prior legislated programs from either party.
After the 2015 Federal election, Canada will likely return to the recent tradition of a minority government. Most Canadians will be satisfied with a minority after the loss of control experienced since the 2010 majority mandate given the current government. Much as the hard core Conservative support is satisfied with the current regime the voters that shift parties and create governments is not as enamored according the recent polls.
The upcoming by-elections might become an indicator with respect to the amount of control the government maintains with the electorate. A loss or gain of seats considered traditionally safe might change the direction of both the government and opposition over the next two years.