Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Scheer’

Check your white male privilege Andrew Scheer..

February 16, 2020

On February 14, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer made the shocking statement that protesters and activists need to “check their privilege” and let people whose jobs depend on the railway systems get to work. In this case, it is Scheer who needs to check his own privilege. His comments appear to be racially motivated as the people occupying the rails in Ontario are very obviously Indigenous peoples. Scheer’s comments reflect worn out stereotypes about Indigenous peoples that are not worth repeating, but are not based on facts. These kinds of comments serve only to promote societal division and manufacture hatred towards a specific group — Indigenous peoples.

https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2020/02/check-your-white-male-privilege-andrew-scheer

Scheer’s departure means social conservatism is on the defensive..

December 12, 2019

It should come as little surprise to anyone who has been paying even passing attention that Conservative leader Andrew Scheer decided to resign.

From the minute the results of October’s election became official, Conservative party insiders and activists started treating Scheer as a dead opposition leader walking. Even staunch, hard-right Harper Conservative operatives openly expressed dismay at Scheer’s well-documented and public record as a faith-based, social conservative, hostile to reproductive and same-sex rights.

https://rabble.ca/news/2019/12/scheers-departure-means-social-conservatism-defensive

Canada Conservative leader resigns amid reports he used party funds for private school..

December 12, 2019

Andrew Scheer announced intention to step down shortly before reports he used funds for his children’s education..

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/12/andrew-scheer-canada-conservative-leader-resigns

Andrew Scheer Was Asked To Name One Policy That Shows He Supports Women’s Rights. He Couldn’t Name Any…

October 10, 2019

After claiming he had hit a “home run” following this week’s French leaders’ debate, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer swung and missed when a reporter tossed a softball question his way.

Scheer, who was repeatedly grilled over his positions on abortion during the French debate, spent most of the day Thursday fielding questions from reporters about his positions on abortion.

One generous reporter decided to cut Scheer some slack and ask an easy question:  “Can you point to a single policy in your platform that you believe shows that you do support women’s rights?”

Andrew Scheer Was Asked To Name One Policy That Shows He Supports Women’s Rights. He Couldn’t Name Any.

The Andrew Scheer factor in election 2019..

October 8, 2019

In the first weeks of the 2019 election, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer received an unexpected gift: images, then a video, showing a younger Justin Trudeau wearing blackface makeup, which as Trudeau explained on the Radio-Canada Sunday night talk show Tout le monde en parlecaused grief and sorrow among supporters he spoke to — leading to apologies that could not erase the hurt and disappointment the Trudeau actions had caused.

With Prime Minister Trudeau personally weakened in visible minority communities where his party has historically dominated, the election campaign had turned into an opportunity for other political leaders.

Fortunately for the Liberals, the Conservative Party had given them an unexpected gift as well — a big one: Andrew Scheer as leader.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/10/andrew-scheer-factor-election-2019

Andrew Scheer lacks ambition when it comes to twisting the truth..

October 5, 2019

..who knew that Bland Andy — by which I mean Andrew Scheer, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and aspirant for the prime ministership of our boreal dominion — would turn out to have a trunkful of dirty little secrets, with the emphasis on little?

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2019/10/andrew-scheer-lacks-ambition-when-it-comes-twisting-truth

‘We’re in it for all of you,’ Scheer tells Etobicoke crowd — with no Doug Ford in sight..

September 18, 2019

It was a campaign pit stop in the heart of Ford Nation, just a 10-minute walk from the Etobicoke home of Ontario’s premier.

But there was no Doug Ford at federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s speech to Etobicoke Centre supporters Wednesday night.

Nor was there any mention of him — even if the spirit of Scheer’s brief address echoed his provincial counterpart’s promises to back “the little guy.”..

Biggest Benefits From Andrew Scheer’s So-Called Tax Cut For ‘Lowest-Income’ Canadians Would Go To The Rich..

September 16, 2019

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer claims his campaign promise of tax giveaways are “targeted specifically at taxpayers in the lowest-income tax bracket.”

But it seems economists disagree.

Biggest Benefits From Andrew Scheer’s So-Called Tax Cut For ‘Lowest-Income’ Canadians Would Go To The Rich

Andrew Scheer asked about Doug Ford’s performance as Ontario premier..

August 10, 2019

Poll says Ontario voters ‘less likely’ to vote for Scheer this fall thanks to Ford..

June 6, 2019

A majority of Ontario voters are “less likely” to vote for Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer in the fall federal election due to Premier Doug Ford’s policies, a new poll suggests.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2019/06/06/poll-says-ontario-voters-less-likely-to-vote-for-scheer-this-fall-thanks-to-ford.html