Tag Archives: Andrew Scheer

Leading By Example? Sadly Yes.

“Stay at home! This means you!” How many times have you heard those words from politicians in the past month? Self isolation, social distancing, no unnecessary travel. No exceptions. Except it turns out there are. In Canada anyway. The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition don’t think the rules that apply to others […]

Integrity Versus Elect-ability

  It was hardly a secret, but it became official on the weekend: Peter MacKay is running for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. He seems likely to win – and I can’t think of a worse choice. It appears the party is confronted with a simple choice: integrity or elect-ability. McKay may […]

Stepping Down

Andrew Scheer resigned as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada Thursday, the same day I received this Christmas card from him. I guess he remebers me from when I worked on Parliament Hill. He really had no choice. After the October election Scheer said he was staying on the job and would fight the next […]

An Act of Bravery or Political Suicide?

In 2015, as I remember it, a young woman running as a Liberal candidate in Calgary had her candidacy revoke by the party. Some old Facebook posts had surfaced, anti-Semitic statements she had made at 16. She said she no longer held those views, but that wasn’t good enough for the party. They replaced her […]

The Balancing Act

It is an unthinkable move for a conservative. And a brilliant piece of political strategy. Canadian Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer has announced that if his party wins this year’s federal election, they will not balance the budget. Fiscal responsibility is one of the cornerstones of conservative policy. Putting the nation in debt, with future […]

The Gift

A Conservative friend refers to it as “the gift that keeps on giving.” A political scandal that should never have been. As someone with an intense interest in politics, as a sometime practitioner of the art, I cannot believe that Canadians are still talking about the SNC-Lavalin scandal more than two months after it first […]

Only in Canada?

The Prime Minister is being slammed by the Leader of the Opposition because he won’t ask the Governor General to apologize for controversial comments. Welcome to Canada. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the Prime Minister has offended millions of Canadians by praising comments the GG made last week about scientific knowledge and religious belief. If […]

Random Thoughts While Watching The Convention

I was originally planning on attending last Saturday’s Conservative Leadership Convention, but a change of schedule meant I couldn’t make it to Toronto. So I watched on television. I jotted down some thoughts as the show progressed. Since I already had a number of posts scheduled, this is the first opportunity. There were, as I […]