From year-end interview today in The Toronto Star - Not posting the entire interview (you can click the link at end to read in its entirety) but just excerpts I found interesting
#1 - Andrew Scheer wishes that the NDP would focus their attention on the Liberals and leave the Conservatives alone
Andrew Scheer openly wishes Singh was doing better, and frequently encourages New Democrats to focus their political fire on the Trudeau Liberals — their common enemy — rather than take shots at his party.
Left-wing vote splits are important in ridings where strong Conservative candidates can come up the middle to win.
#2 - Scheer is convinced he can pull off a "Doug Ford" win the blue collar-labour-union vote.
(Jerry) Dias believes the Conservative Party lost a lot of support among unionized workers after the Stephen Harper government legislated restrictions on organized labour.
Scheer agrees those moves hurt the Conservatives he now leads, saying he got push back when he went door-to-door. But now he thinks the issues he’s raising — the “job-killing carbon tax,” among others — are resonating with workers including manual labourers.
“I’m not going to win ‘big labour,’” said Scheer, but he is convinced he can win back what Conservative Party strategists have often called the “bread-and-butter” labour vote.
You can read the entire interview below