Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer showed in Halifax during the party’s weekend convention that he is convinced his only hope in 2019 is to buy into the enemy-slagging populism exploited by Donald Trump and Ontario Premier Doug Ford.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer gives a keynote speech at the 2018 Conservative national policy convention in Halifax on Aug. 24. The Hill Times photograph by Samantha Wright Allen
OTTAWA—If you’re tired of the mendacious, anger-spewing modus operandi that now passes for political discourse in the United States, you may want to find something to do outside Canada next year.
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‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
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