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In attacking media, Scheer tries to inoculate party against negative press, but some say no ‘grand strategy’ exists

By Beatrice Paez       

There could be some 'immature muscle memory kicking around the office from the previous team,' under former prime minister Stephen Harper, says Yaroslav Baran, a former Conservative communications director, of Andrew Scheer's comments.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer appeared to be testing a strategy to animate his base by attacking the media at a rally. But at a press conference several days later, he spoke in support of a free press. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer appears to be retreating from a line of attack that casts the media as a foil against his party, though some political observers question there was ever a strategy in play. At a rally in Ottawa on Oct. 21, Mr. Scheer (Regina-Qu’Appelle, Sask.) appeared to be girding to butt heads with the press in accusing the media of siding with the Trudeau Liberals and saying the Conservatives don’t get the same treatment. "[Trudeau's] got

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