Paul Wells on Andrew Scheer's new 'people-like-me' (read: not Justin Trudeau) sales pitch and the things he chooses to include in life story The post Dispatches from the Ottawa biography wars appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Firstly, sincere congrats to Andrew Scheer for expelling the extremist Senator Lynn Beyak. Delighted to hear that he objects to his Senators being so defiant about their bigotry – but that he’s a-okay with his Senators being discreet about their racism! Well done, Blandy! Secondly: in my 30 years of writing about the racist Right,... View Article
So, Andrew Scheer has refused to take part in Pride celebrations. It was in the news. “Not everybody marches,” he sniffs, adding that he will continue to be one of them. Given his past associations with the racist Rebel Media, that isn’t surprising, I guess. I, and others, thought this was outrageous and wrong. I... View Article
Any strategy that amounts to Scheer trying to go head-to-head Trudeau is doomed, experts say The post Andrew Scheer’s Everyman image won’t be enough to beat Justin Trudeau appeared first on Macleans.ca.
This is just out in Vice, by the always-impressive Mr. Balgord. And it is astonishing: A senior member of Andrew Scheer’s leadership team helped create an anti-Islam organization during his campaign to lead the Conservative Party. Now,...Show More Summary
The latest Conservative and Liberal videos of their leaders define the contrast, but don't hint at what's interesting about their rivalry The post Andrew Scheer of the suburbs vs Justin Trudeau and his throngs appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer (Justin Tang/Canadian Press) Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has opposed equality and human rights for LGBT people on every occasion he possibly could.When LGBT people have faced violence and harassment in Canada or around the world, he's been silent. Show More Summary
Seriously. He did. Here’s the Globe: Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer abruptly ended a news conference and stopped taking questions from reporters on Monday when asked whether he was aware his campaign manager had worked out of the Rebel office during his leadership run. Hamish Marshall, Mr. Scheer’s former campaign manager, told The Globe and Mail... View Article
You never achieve great things if you don’t take risks. How Conservative leader Andrew Scheer doesn’t understand this is an enduring mystery. He never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity, per the cliché. Take (please) Conservative MP Gerry Ritz. Last week, Gerry – who (a) thinks he is funny and (b) has unfettered access […]
Paul Wells: Hassle and woe are the hallmarks of the opposition leader role. And the Tory leader seems to be finding that out the hard way. The post Andrew Scheer learns his job’s no fun appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Andrew Scheer made the need for positive policy a centrepiece of his leadership campaign, and that's the political plan ahead for his party The post Conservatives plot party strategy at caucus retreat appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Less than a third of Andrew Scheer's choices for key positions are solidly pro-life.
The federal Conservative caucus begins its annual strategy meeting today in Winnipeg The post Andrew Scheer set to rally his side at Conservative caucus meeting appeared first on Macleans.ca.
So, Andrew Scheer shuffled his “shadow cabinet” last week. It was newsworthy only in that it reminded us that the newly minted Conservative Party leader is, you know, not dead. But he isn’t all that alive either. Scheer exists in some sort of political limbo, neither here nor there. Among other things, he is remarkably […]
Opinion: Conservatives are often unfairly accused of not caring for the poor, but when it comes to Andrew Scheer's support for supply management, it's true The post It’s time for the Conservatives to abandon dairy cow Marxism appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Opinion: The Conservative Party of Canada stumbled off its messaging tightrope in the announcement of the team that will deliver that message The post What Andrew Scheer’s shadow cabinet announcement got wrong appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Kellie Leitch and Brad Trost are shut out, Maxime Bernier is denied the finance portfolio—and just maybe, the world is unfolding as it should The post Andrew Scheer walks a tightrope as he builds his shadow cabinet appeared first on Macleans.ca.
On Scheer's team are all but two of the sitting MPs who challenged him for the leadership The post Andrew Scheer announces Conservative ‘shadow cabinet’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.
And I’m not alone in my total indifference to the new Conservative leader. Check this out: Andrew Scheer’s honeymoon as the leader of the Conservative Party is the worst any new party leader has experienced in 14 years, as the Conservatives are only marginally more popular today than they were when Scheer won the party’s top job […]
The 38-year-old newly minted party leader talks friendlier Tories, women in politics, and what show he watches on the exercise bike The post A Beer with Andrew Scheer: Conservative Leader, Popcorn Addict… Feminist? appeared first on Macleans.ca.