It’s hard to know if Andrew Scheer is using personal demonization and misinformation because he sees it as vital to his populist-oriented appeal or if he’s just reading the script he’s been handed.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured in the National Press Theatre in June. Presumably hoping to amp up animosity towards Trudeau, Scheer has personalized his campaign rhetoric to the point where you would think the Liberals are the 'Justin Trudeau' party, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—It’s obvious to everyone how populism south of the border, in the United Kingdom, and much of western Europe has thrived in the post-truth era.
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This campaign is not defined by any overarching issue, and has become ‘personal’ and ‘ugly’ between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, says pollster and Ipsos president Darrell Bricker.