Andrew Scheer is not a leader and ought to admit it. There is no time to lose. As the old saying goes, do it before you have to do it.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured Nov. 28, 2019, on the Hill along with his newly-appointed deputy leader Leona Alleslev. That happy band of party activists calling itself Conservative Victory is already rolling toward him with a nationwide social media pounding, designed to do just that before a formal leadership review can put Mr. Scheer on the rack, writes Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
HALIFAX—Andrew Scheer is like an anti-social Walmart greeter—a misfit whose dubious smile has the customers abandoning their shopping carts and running for the parking lot.
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