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Opposition bangs an empty drum, contributing nothing but noise 

The real trouble is that Andrew Scheer only comes to life when tackling the shock/horror of the minor ethical breaches, or marginal bureaucratic, or ministerial, mis-steps that so pre-occupy the Ottawa bubble, writes Susan Riley.

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer behaves, most days, like a disgruntled union rep, with a pet peeve, in a company he has worked at for too long. The Hill Time photograph by Andrew Meade
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CHELSEA, QUE.—While Justin Trudeau’s government falters— continuing to betray its bright promise on multiple important issues—it faces one of the most ineffectual oppositions in recent memory. The day after the sprawling federal budget dropped last week, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer was on his feet accusing the prime minister of “using an independent public servant as a human shield” in a roiling controversy over a briefing held on Trudeau’s recent, trouble-plagued trip to India. [caption id="attachment_136190" align="alignleft" width="800"] While

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