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Pondering a counterfactual Conservative leader

By Gerry Nicholls      

Conservatives are playing in a rough neighbourhood and they must be assertive, they must play offence, they must know how to sell their message.

Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured campaigning in the recent federal election. The knives are already out for the party leader. He is coming under attack for his socially conservative views, with many basically suggesting his religious beliefs are making him toxic. So would it be any better for the Conservatives had they chosen a different leader? Photograph courtesy of Twitter/Andrew Scheer

OAKVILLE, ONT.—When analyzing a current political situation it’s sometimes useful (and fun) to engage in a little bit of speculative counterfactual thinking.

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