Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer seemingly dismissed the calls for his resignation, chalking them up to the 'Conservative tradition' of intraparty division following an election loss, while promising to make changes.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced on Thursday that floor-crossing MP Leona Alleslev, an ex-Liberal, will serve as his new deputy leader. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
PARLIAMENT HILL— Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he will continue to make the case for leading the party into the next election, despite unrelenting calls for his resignation.
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'Our relationship with police has been one of violence, from the colonial nature of everything that has happened in Canada,' says Judith Sayers, president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council in Port Alberni, B.C.
'I get we're in a pandemic, and I'm very supportive of using the technology, but until I know that it respects the basic rights and has the highest standards, I can't see that it's going to work,' said MP Charlie Angus.
'At least at this stage, it's better to work the backrooms, work the players that have some influence with the White House, and try to ensure that such a threat doesn't become a reality,' says Canada-U.S. group co-chair.
'We do not celebrate the existence of this country in the same way other people do, because we think that the existence of this country came at a price to our ancestors and to us,' says Senator Murray Sinclair.
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