Andrew Scheer: Not the replacement for Justin Trudeau that Canadians want

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Scheer says he didn't hear question about Clinton 'pizzagate' lie during town hall

During a town hall Thursday, questioner linked Clinton Foundation to 'child sacrifice'

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/scheer-pizzagate-townhall-1.5048256

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Andrew Scheer, Political Klutz

Canada’s big race on the line, the Tory keeps tripping over chances.

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‘A man without a vision leading a party without a narrative.’ Cartoon by Greg Perry.

Unless Doug Ford campaigns for him in a thong, things couldn’t get worse for Andrew Scheer in the 2019 federal election.

Polling poorly in Quebec, British Columbia and Atlantic Canada, this is a man without a vision leading a party without a narrative.

And now without a fundraising ad, yanked offline by the Conservatives who put it there and now admit its claims are false.

After a year and a half in office, people can be forgiven if they think Scheer is still Speaker of the House of Commons. Leaders lead, and by doing that, gain recognition.

Scheer merely lurks with that silly smile on his face, a political non-entity who acts like he’s gunning for the doorman’s job at Walmart.

 

Ouch! FN face plant

Is it any wonder that chiefs from the Assembly of First Nations booed the Conservative leader lustily at a special meeting in Ottawa last December? They had a simple question, and it could hardly have caught the Tory leader by surprise. If he became prime minister, how would Scheer be different from Stephen Harper?

Yes, First Nations had a big beef with Scheer’s former boss, and for good reason. The only thing Harper didn’t do to Indigenous peoples was bring back Indian Agents. He humiliated leaders like Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat First Nation, cut national funding, ignored problems and tried to run a federal bulldozer over native constitutional rights.

Scheer’s answer? The one thing you can’t say to people who have been waiting for decades for social justice — you’ll have to be patient.

If First Nations wanted to see how he would be different from Harper, Scheer said, they would just have to stand by until the Conservative leader announced his platform for the 2019 election.

That is just another way of saying that Scheer doesn’t know what his policy is. And he won’t know, I would guess, until someone hands him a piece of paper. Probably Stephen Harper.

It is not the first time Scheer has face planted on native issues in the Harper tradition.

Back in 2017, one of his Tory senators, Lynn Beyak, gave a speech promoting “a wiser use” of federal spending on Indigenous peoples.

That speech, and the letters it inspired, proved to be racist code for later claims that residential schools did an “abundance of good,” and that survivors benefited from the unsung benefits of their education.

Unsung benefits like getting “shock treatments” for wetting the bed, or being strapped bare bum in front of the whole class for trying to run away from these hell holes.

By January 2018 even Andrew Scheer got it, kicking Beyak out of the Conservative caucus, ostensibly for posting a “racist” letter on her Senate website and then refusing to take it down. (For the record, Beyak denies that Scheer or anyone else from his office asked her to remove the offensive material.)

The point is that the wake-up call for Scheer on Beyak should have come in 2017, when the senator first began her dubious musings on Indigenous issues. Instead, Scheer was dozing at the wheel.

Yecch! Bad sexts

The Conservative leader exhibited the same slow motion lack of judgment in the Tony Clement affair. While Clement was busily cyber-sharing his private parts hither and yon, eventually ensnaring himself in a web of extortion, Scheer acted like a coach whose player had missed practice.

His reaction was to have a heart-to-heart with Sexting Man. The leader told his MP that it was a “poor decision” to send his body parts to the digital devices of strangers. Now there’s breaking news.

Remarkably, Scheer’s first instinct was not to fire Clement, but to relieve him of a few perks — some committee work and his role as shadow justice critic. And to take Clement at his word that he showed his junk to someone yearning to see it. And that, why no, he’d never done that before.

Scheer actually thought he could keep the former cabinet minister in caucus as the MP for Parry Sound-Muskoka. So much for Conservative party family values. And this from a man who refuses to march in Pride parades.

But the facts swiftly exposed Scheer’s awful judgment.

Soon it became clear that Clement’s adventure in cyber-flashing was no one-off. Several women came forward to say that they too had received creepy communications from the man who sprinkled his riding with gazebos during the G8 and G20 meetings in Toronto and Huntsville.

Using the pathetic fig leaf that Clement had lied to him to explain his initial under-reaction, Scheer was finally forced to kick Clement out of caucus.

Ooff! Aping Trump

An inkling of how completely Scheer is devoid of executive acumen is provided by his poor man’s imitation of the drooling baboon who temporarily runs the United States. Donald Trump has famously called the press the “enemy of the people,” a fallen profession who make their living by flogging “fake news.”

Scheer and his crowd were quick to embrace the attack line. Not only did the Conservative leader revamp his communications operations, the better to attack news stories and journalists they didn’t like, but Scheer himself saidCanadians needed a PM who would stand up to the “media” and the “elite.”

What is he talking about? Since 2006, most newspaper endorsements during elections have gone to the Conservatives. Even the Globe and Mail was endorsing the Conservatives in 2015, though rejecting Harper.

While Scheer was firing the first salvos of this phony war on the media, nitwits in his caucus were accusing the Canadian Press of being a spin tool of the Trudeau PMO. The reliably silly Michelle Rempel, Conservative MP for Calgary Nose Hill, began putting out her own version of news on YouTube to counter the “fake news” Canadians were getting from you know who. Trump envy at its worst.

And did I mention Scheer has vowed to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel? More Trump. Could more coal mines for Canada be next?

Where’s my fiddle?

The most compelling proof that the Conservatives have saddled themselves with an overachieving member of the board of trade who stumbled into politics posing as a leader?

Scheer has no policy answers on the great issue of the day — climate change.

Amongst other things, the Tory leader’s silence represents an immense, squandered political opportunity.

Although Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shone like Venus on the global stage in Paris, he lost resolve in the heat of action back home. The PM conflated rhetoric with reality, the time-honoured ploy of most politicians.

As David Suzuki has observed, Trudeau ignored all the “low-hanging fruit.” He failed to do away with subsidies to the fossil fuel industry, failed to champion electrification for all sectors, and continued to approve new exploration and drilling for yesterday’s energy source.

And if Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux has it right, at $4.4 billion Trudeau vastly overpaid when he made the dubious decision to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan.

Despite the huge political opening created by the government’s own record, Scheer remains mum on his own climate plan.

All that Canadians know is what Scheer told his own party at the Conservative policy convention last August: dismantling the Trudeau government’s carbon tax would be his first act as prime minister. Meanwhile, Scheer wants Canadians to wait for the details of how he would bring down Earth’s fever. Patience from the patient, if you please.

Let’s see.

A few people agree with Scheer that there’s plenty of time. Only 19 per cent of 1,378 CEOs polled by professional services provider PwC thought that climate change was a serious risk.

On the other hand, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has given earthlings about a dozen years to get it right before we choke to death on our “prosperity.”

Earth has set a record, and perhaps surpassed a tipping point, for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

According to the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, there are now a daunting 409.23 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere as of December 2018. That is the highest recorded level in 800,000 years, judging from physical evidence gleaned from ancient ice cores.

The world has 150,000 glaciers that supply water to millions of people. The New York Times reports that these glaciers cover 200,000 square miles of Earth’s surface. Over the last 40 years, they have lost the equivalent of a layer of ice 70 feet deep.

The same thing is happening on the two largest ice sheets on the planet, Greenland and Antarctica. According to a report in the Guardian, the melting has become so rapid that scientists have detected “acceleration” in the rise of sea levels.

First California burned, then Australia, and now the American Midwest is in the deep freeze. A hotter planet is a planet featuring more extreme weather events. The storm of the century is now an annual event on CNN.

Even the Pentagon cites climate change as a “dire risk” to its assets, fearing that rising sea levels could inundate its coastal military bases, while massive wildfires in areas of drought could imperil those inland.

Yet Scheer asks Canadians to wait and see how he will reduce carbon emissions without a carbon tax. Nero’s fiddle.

In the meantime, Scheer has thrown in his lot with Doug Ford, the Ontario premier who killed carbon pricing, ended Drive Clean emissions testing, dumped the Green Energy Act, and is busily removing electric vehicle chargers from Go Transit station parking lots.

One good thing? Ford is now threatening to end all-day kindergarten. Nice. That would shut down Queen’s Park as we know it.

But it wouldn’t get rid of Andrew Scheer. Only voters exercising their critical faculties — and their votes — can do that.  [Tyee]

 

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2019/02/04/Andrew-Scheer-Political-Klutz/

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This is what I have been saying in other threads, Not until the NDP can get their numbers in the mid 20's. Careful what you wish for..........

robbie_dee

The problem with our electoral system is that Andrew Scheer does not need anything like a majority of Canadians to support what he is all about. He only needs to hold about 35-40% while a "progressive" majority divides their support elsewhere. That's why I am predicting a Conservative super-majority on another thread.

It's not that I expect that Canadians upset by Trudeau's treatment of JWR and Jane Philpott will all rally to the Conservatives who would quite obviously have done basically the same thing if they were in charge. It's just that I think that with Trudeau going down the anti-Conservative vote doesn't have another obvious place to coalesce. The closest the NDP has gotten to replacing the Liberals as the natural alternative to the right was federally in 2011 and again last year in Ontario, in both cases where the Liberal party completely tanked. But still, vestigal Liberal support (and Green and other votes) were enough to limit the NDP to a strong second place. I'm afraid that the signs are there for something similar to happen again this fall.

NorthReport

PR might have been the answer but that Liberal election promise was killed by......guess who?

NorthReport

Trudeau has proven himself feckless, but Scheer is scary

http://rabble.ca/news/2019/04/trudeau-has-proven-himself-feckless-scheer-scary

Sean in Ottawa

Once Scheer is PM I will write to EVERY Liberal MP that survives and remind them that if they had brought in electoral reform, as they promised, they would most likely be in government still.

Fuck them for breaking their promise.

Do not reward them for breaking their promise.

Maybe the next time -- if there is one -- the Liberals will remember.

Pondering

NorthReport wrote:

PR might have been the answer but that Liberal election promise was killed by......guess who?

Trudeau never promised PR. The NDP and Conservatives would not consider ranked ballots. There have been 3 failed referendums in BC. That does not suggest this is an issue that resonates with Canadians. Getting the answer one wants on a poll asking if Canadians think that seats should reflect number of votes does not mean they support PR. It just means they gave the obvious answer based on a question they didn't understand was about changing our voting system. 

If whomever wins, Conservative or Liberal, does so with a minority the opening exists for the NDP to play king maker. 

Sean in Ottawa

Pondering wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

PR might have been the answer but that Liberal election promise was killed by......guess who?

Trudeau never promised PR. The NDP and Conservatives would not consider ranked ballots. There have been 3 failed referendums in BC. That does not suggest this is an issue that resonates with Canadians. Getting the answer one wants on a poll asking if Canadians think that seats should reflect number of votes does not mean they support PR. It just means they gave the obvious answer based on a question they didn't understand was about changing our voting system. 

If whomever wins, Conservative or Liberal, does so with a minority the opening exists for the NDP to play king maker. 

“We are committed to ensuring that 2015 will be the last federal election conducted under the first-past-the-post voting system. We will convene an all-party Parliamentary committee to review a wide variety of reforms, such as ranked ballots, proportional representation, mandatory voting, and online voting. This committee will deliver its recommendations to Parliament. Within 18 months of forming government, we will introduce legislation to enact electoral reform.”

Yeah well they did not do that.

robbie_dee

Liberals suddenly decide proportional representation might be a good idea after all (the Beaverton)

Quote:

OTTAWA – Two years after appearing to break their promise on electoral reform, the Liberal Party made a surprise announcement on Wednesday night that they are again planning to change Canada’s voting system to proportional representation.

“We have evolved on the issue,” said Karina Gould, the Minister of Democratic Institutions. “The ethical and philosophical underpinnings of the concept of democracy has changed so much in the last month. The people’s voices deserve to be heard. We’re only doing this for the people.”

While some have speculated that this about face on the issue is a direct result of ’s damaging testimony today about the PM’s office attempting to influence the prosecution of a criminal case against Liberal donor , Gould was quick to put that theory to rest.

“Even if there were some kind of scandal set to scare away all our swing voters, which I am certainly not aware of,” Gould said, quickly. ”We’re not doing this to cynically cling onto power as the deciding third party in a proportional government. We’re doing this for the principle. We’re only doing this for the people.”

“Did I mention we’re only doing this for the people?”

Satire, unfortunately.

Pondering

Sean in Ottawa wrote:

“We are committed to ensuring that 2015 will be the last federal election conducted under the first-past-the-post voting system. We will convene an all-party Parliamentary committee to review a wide variety of reforms, such as ranked ballots, proportional representation, mandatory voting, and online voting. This committee will deliver its recommendations to Parliament. Within 18 months of forming government, we will introduce legislation to enact electoral reform.”

Yeah well they did not do that.

Correct, but they could have pushed ranked ballots through without support from other parties but because there was no consensus they didn't force it. Had they put in ranked ballots they would have kept their promise. Would you be cheering them for it? It isn't the broken promise bothering NDPers it is that they didn't get PR. The political game is pretending that PR was promised. It doesn't matter because people don't care if promises are broken as long as it isn't the ones that are important to them. 

B.C. was prime ground for PR with the Liberals having dominated for so long and with having been overthrown by the NDP and Greens illustrating that a coalition government can work. It was the third referendum so not a strange idea and one supported by the government in power. PR supporters couldn't have been in a stronger position.

The NDP assumes as fact that the Canadian electorate is divided between Conservatives on one side Liberals and NDP on the other. Progressives vote Liberal because the Liberals keep tricking them. The public plays Charlie Brown to Lucy Liberals. I say that is a simplistic and false perception of Canadians. Canadians do know who and what the Liberals and Conservatives are. Pointing out that they are crooked won't help because we/they already know that. People will vote crooked capable before they will vote honest inept. 

I am not immune I fall for pursuasive editorials and overwhelmingly biased coverage particularly when it supports what I think or what I want. 

I don't believe Scheer is in a position to beat Trudeau yet or that SNC will be enough to do it. I don't think Singh could become PM in 2019. That leaves Trudeau by default. 

I hope I am wrong about Singh but I don't think he will be our next PM. I hope I am right about Scheer though I was wrong about Trump and Ford. It will be a very sad day for Canada if at the end of October we are looking at PM Scheer. He and Legault will be best bros.  

 

NorthReport

Facebook’s White Nationalist Ban Puts Spotlight on Conservatives’ Faith Goldy Connection

The former Rebel Media personality was finally banned from the platform, but she leaves behind a long legacy of rubbing shoulders with Canada’s most powerful conservatives.

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/gy4xb4/facebooks-white-nationalist-ban-puts-spotlight-on-conservatives-faith-goldy-connection

JKR

Sean in Ottawa wrote:

“We are committed to ensuring that 2015 will be the last federal election conducted under the first-past-the-post voting system. We will convene an all-party Parliamentary committee to review a wide variety of reforms, such as ranked ballots, proportional representation, mandatory voting, and online voting. This committee will deliver its recommendations to Parliament. Within 18 months of forming government, we will introduce legislation to enact electoral reform.”

Yeah well they did not do that.

Instead of recommending a specific electoral system the committee ended up recommending holding a referendum over an unspecified PR system which I think the Liberals were right not to go ahead with. The Liberal government wasn’t even in a position to unilaterally determine the electoral system to put to a vote because that would have been seen as being a partisan system. And a convoluted referendum question like we just had in BC would have probably been a huge mess that could have even divided the country. The committee should have recommended a specific electoral system. The committee was unable to even do that. The NDP and Greens should have reached some kind of compromise with the Liberals but instead the NDP and Greens on the committee agreed to an unworkable deal with the Conservatives on the committee that backfired on the NDP and Greens.

NorthReport

Liberals are a majority government. They control the committees - look at the so-called justice committee, and they control the agenda. If Liberals wanted it to succeed it would have, but Liberals did not want it to succeed, so it did not.  

 

Pondering

NorthReport wrote:

Liberals are a majority government. They control the committees - look at the so-called justice committee, and they control the agenda. If Liberals wanted it to succeed it would have, but Liberals did not want it to succeed, so it did not.  

The NDP insisted that the committee on electoral change not be dominated by Liberals so it wasn't. I knew before the election there was no way Liberals would support PR and the NDP wouldn't support anything but PR. There was lack of sincerity, or an excess of it, on both sides. 

JKR

NorthReport wrote:

Liberals are a majority government. They control the committees - look at the so-called justice committee, and they control the agenda. If Liberals wanted it to succeed it would have, but Liberals did not want it to succeed, so it did not.  

 

The Libersls were a minority on the electoral reform committee.

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JKR

Pondering wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

Liberals are a majority government. They control the committees - look at the so-called justice committee, and they control the agenda. If Liberals wanted it to succeed it would have, but Liberals did not want it to succeed, so it did not.  

The NDP insisted that the committee on electoral change not be dominated by Liberals so it wasn't. I knew before the election there was no way Liberals would support PR and the NDP wouldn't support anything but PR. There was lack of sincerity, or an excess of it, on both sides. 

I think the NDP and Liberals could have reached a compromise on a semi-PR system that might have also included preferential voting but the Conservatives on the committee lent their support to the NDP as long as a referendum was required. So the NDP committee members supported having a referendum on electoral reform even though they said it should not be required. Had there somehow been a referendum both the Conservatives and Liberals would have campaigned against PR! It’s hard to believe that people would realistically expect the Liberal government to establish a referendum they were opposed to.

NorthReport

Trudeau was against PR and that is why it did not pass. All the rest is irrelevant.

Sean in Ottawa

JKR wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

Liberals are a majority government. They control the committees - look at the so-called justice committee, and they control the agenda. If Liberals wanted it to succeed it would have, but Liberals did not want it to succeed, so it did not.  

 

The Libersls were a minority on the electoral reform committee.

True, true. that is probably why the Liberals recieved the report that made 12 recomendations including for PR and then decided to dump the process they started in the trash bin.

It can be argued that the Liberals did not control it but when they did not like its result they sure controled the demise of the entire initiative.

NorthReport

A year later, Trudeau will only revisit electoral reform if pushed by other parties — something MPs don't buy

PM says proportional representation would divide MPs, be harmful to Canadians

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-electoral-reform-january-2018-1.4511902

 

JKR

I think Trudeau thought NDP’ers could be persuaded to support instant runoff voting to end the FPTP problem of vote-splitting.

Sean in Ottawa

JKR wrote:

I think Trudeau thought NDP’ers could be persuaded to support instant runoff voting to end the FPTP problem of vote-splitting.

So the idea that he would have a committee, not control it, and still follow its recommendations was all for show.

He thought he could manage to charm the committe rather than listen to it and when that failed it was back to getting his way by false majority.

I am okay with the fantasy of the Liberals beating out the record of Kim Campbell.

JKR

Sean in Ottawa wrote:

JKR wrote:

I think Trudeau thought NDP’ers could be persuaded to support instant runoff voting to end the FPTP problem of vote-splitting.

So the idea that he would have a committee, not control it, and still follow its recommendations was all for show.

He thought he could manage to charm the committe rather than listen to it and when that failed it was back to getting his way by false majority.

I am okay with the fantasy of the Liberals beating out the record of Kim Campbell.

I don’t think Trudeau had a “master plan” regarding electoral reform.  I think he:

(1) wanted to get rid of FPTP,

(2) he liked IRV,

(3) he didn’t like PR, and

(4) he thought a committee could reconcile those contradictions. 

NorthReport

We get it.

Trudeau has as much credibility on PR and he does on the SNC Lavalin scandal.

NorthReport

So he says.

Scheer denounces white supremacy after Conservative senator questions threat

https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2019/04/10/scheer-denounces-white-supremacy-after-conservative-senator-questions-threat.html

NorthReport

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On the left is , who was recently kicked off Facebook for promoting white nationalist views. On the right is , the leader of Canada’s Conservative Party and guy who wants to be Prime Minister.

12:19 PM - 8 Apr 2019

https://twitter.com/oectagovernor/status/1115333354998640640

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Paladin1

NorthReport wrote:

So he says.

Yup. That's exactly what he says.

Honestly why try and get Scheer to denounce white supremicists if you're not going to believe when he does? Doesn't that seem a bit ridiculous?

NorthReport

Got it.

Scheer justs hangs out with Faith Goldy for the heck of it.  Must of missed this, eh! Obviously Scheer got caught.

Facebook’s White Nationalist Ban Puts Spotlight on Conservatives’ Faith Goldy Connection

The former Rebel Media personality was finally banned from the platform, but she leaves behind a long legacy of rubbing shoulders with Canada’s most powerful conservatives.

 

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/gy4xb4/facebooks-white-nationalist-ban-puts-spotlight-on-conservatives-faith-goldy-connection

Paladin1 wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

So he says.

Yup. That's exactly what he says.

Honestly why try and get Scheer to denounce white supremicists if you're not going to believe when he does? Doesn't that seem a bit ridiculous?

NorthReport

Andrew Scheer Criticized For Support of United We Roll Convoy

Scheer spoke at the same rally as Faith Goldy, the notorious white nationalist. Anti-hate activists say the United We Roll campaign has been plagued by racist messages.

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/gy4xb4/facebooks-white-nationalist-ban-puts-spotlight-on-conservatives-faith-goldy-connection

Paladin1

NorthReport wrote:

Got it.

Scheer justs hangs out with Faith Goldy for the heck of it.  Must of missed this, eh! Obviously Scheer got caught.

 

Come on. I can pull up a picture of Trudeau with the Chinese PM and a quote saying trudeau admires Chinas basic dictatorship. Lots of people from China, Taiwan, Tibet and Korea whom say they suffered at the hands of China's dictatorship weren't too impressed. Safe to say Trudeau supports human rights violations? Or the picture of Trudeau and Joshua Boyle? Does Trudeau promote sexual abuse? Or was it a poorly thought out photo op?

Now I don't mean to pull what I mentioned earlier (what about-ism) but Scheer appearing on the same show, or same rally as Faith Golding is hardly a smoking white supremacist gun. There's a lot of people who will automatically any and every conservative of racisim and white supremacy.

Is there anything Scheer can do or say to prove he's not a white supremacist? For a lot of people I highly doubt it, their mind was made up the minute his name was announced as the conservative leader.

So they were both at the United We Roll rally. At first i thought hey maybe this is some kind of biker gang riding for white supremacy thing. Nope. It's to show concern to the current government and  oppose bill C48 and C69 - in favour of pipelines.  Are the pipelines racist? Are members of the gas and oil industry racist and white supremacists, guilty by association because Faith Goldy supported them? It's ridiculous.

Pondering

I don't think Scheer is necessarily a white supremasist but he does pander to them in subtle ways for example his first statement on Christchurch. Trudeau's admiration/joke about China's dictatorship and his appearance with Joshua Boyle do not compare. Leaders of countries appear together during diplomatic and trade missions. It does not imply personal admiration or approval. Boyle did not appear as a proponent of domestic violence. 

 

https://north99.org/2019/02/19/andrew-scheer-joins-white-nationalist-faith-goldy-hate-group-members-to-endorse-yellow-vests-convoy/

Andrew Scheer and members of his Conservative caucus attended and spoke at the Yellow Vests Convoy rally in Ottawa. Attendees of the rally included white nationalist Faith Goldy and members of prominent far-right anti-immigrant hate groups.

Scheer delivered a speech at the rally, assuring participants the “we’re fighting for you. We’re standing with you.”....

Scheer appeared numerous times on the alt-right network Rebel Media, which has rehired Gavin McInnes, the founder of the hate group Proud Boys. Scheer’s campaign manager was also a co-founder of Rebel Media.

With Scheer and with the Conservatives in general there is a pattern of not denouncing racism and coming up with ideas such as snitch lines to pander to them while still trying to claim they support immigrants which they actually do on behalf of corporations. 

NorthReport

Liberal MPs call on Tories to cancel $250-a-head 'business of healthcare' fundraiser

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/liberal-mps-call-on-tories-to-cancel-250-a-head-business-of-healthcare-fundraiser-1.4374502

NorthReport

Doug Ford and Jason Kenney could be the enemies Justin Trudeau badly needs

With all due respect to Robert Stanfield, Pierre Trudeau's greatest foe was René Lévesque

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-kenney-ford-analysis-wherry-1.5091975

NorthReport

This picture of Andrew Scheer with a white supremacist could haunt him for the rest of his political career.

Yep. Big mistake.

Warren Kinsella added,

ozzy @ozzy19506218

Replying to @True_Canuck1

 

https://twitter.com/kinsellawarren/status/1116315852104593408

NorthReport

'Spring is coming': With dreams of a conservative future, Andrew Scheer joins Jason Kenney at campaign rally

Both conservative leaders took aim at Trudeau as much as they did Notley, each vowing to replace their respective rivals at the federal and provincial levels

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/spring-is-coming-kenney-scheer-campaign-at-snowy-calgary-rally/wcm/a0e39fb2-f5a0-4b24-8566-b2129799807f

NorthReport

Canada's probable next PM is courting the far right to win

Like Trump, Andrew Scheer is looking to the far right to help him win a tight race.

by

3 Apr 2019

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/canada-probable-pm-courting-win-190401134751391.html

NorthReport

Average Andy Scheer: Spinning him as the Conservative version of Mike Harcourt?

https://www.straight.com/news/1227781/average-andy-scheer-spinning-him-conservative-version-mike-harcourt

NorthReport
NorthReport

Are Conservative Senators Going to Kill Law Protecting Indigenous Rights?

Bill adopting UN declaration stalled and in danger of dying.

https://thetyee.ca/News/2019/04/16/Conservative-Senators-May-Kill-Law-Protecting-Indigenous-Rights/

NorthReport
NorthReport

Amarjeet Sohi got threatened with a lawsuit after asking a Conservative MP to condemn a white nationalist

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/05/01/news/amarjeet-sohi-got-threatened-lawsuit-after-asking-conservative-mp-condemn-white

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NDPP

Scheer Rolling Out An Ambitious Defence Agenda, But Critics Ask Where's the Money?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/scheer-foreign-defence-policy-procureme...

"Scheer, in the first of a series of election-framing speeches for the Conservatives, pledged yesterday to wrap his arms around Canada's allies, take the politics out of defence procurement, buy new submarines, join the US ballistic missile defence program and expand the current military mission in Ukraine in an undefined way. The Liberals have set the federal government on course to increase defence spending by 70 percent by 2027..."

NDPP

Scheer Promises To Move Embassy To Jerusalem

https://www.cjnews.com/canada/scheer-promises-to-move-embassy-to-jerusalem

"In an announcement that came one day after Israel celebrated its Independence Day, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer promised to move Canada's Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Jewish community leaders applauded Scheer's announcement..."

Pondering

NDPP wrote:

Scheer Promises To Move Embassy To Jerusalem

https://www.cjnews.com/canada/scheer-promises-to-move-embassy-to-jerusalem

"In an announcement that came one day after Israel celebrated its Independence Day, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer promised to move Canada's Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Jewish community leaders applauded Scheer's announcement..."

Good news. He won't get elected by copying Trump. 

Mighty Middle

Sean in Ottawa wrote:

Once Scheer is PM I will write to EVERY Liberal MP that survives and remind them that if they had brought in electoral reform, as they promised, they would most likely be in government still.

Fuck them for breaking their promise.

Do not reward them for breaking their promise.

Maybe the next time -- if there is one -- the Liberals will remember.

You will have to skip Nate Erskine Smith

"I'm Deeply Sorry My Party Broke Its Promise On Electoral Reform"

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/nathaniel-erskinesmith/liberals-abandon-el...

Paladin1

Pondering wrote:

Good news. He won't get elected by copying Trump. 

 

And Trump will never be elected president.

And Ford will never become mayor.

And Jason Kenney will never become the premier of Alberta.

And so on.

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