Christie Blatchford: In the Scheer versus Beyak battle, she got more right than he did

So as it turns out, there’s a chasm between what Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says happened and the account of Lynn Beyak, the senator he booted out of the Conservative caucus last week.

This smelly little episode is a win for the left. Scheer capitulated at their behest for no good reason. That’s no one’s idea of leadership, well aside from the PC party.

  • Alain

    I cannot say I am surprised that Scheer wimped out on this considering his lack of backbone on other issues of importance. Also the credibility lies with Lynn, not him.

    • Dave

      I repeat myself a lot on the topic of Scheer but only one thing comes to mind when his name is mentioned, JELLO.

      • Shebel

        OMG ! hahaa
        You are correct..

    • At the very least she has shown backbone. More than Scheer has.

      • ntt1

        he has lurvely dimples.

      • mobuyus

        How dare you Scheer has a solid spine of yellow jello!

  • Chris

    How do you know when your country is doomed? When people who mention verifiable facts get fired, that’s when. Face it Canada, we are on an inescapable path to socialist hell.

    • With luck we may yet reverse the trend but I am not optimistic.

      • mobuyus

        I’m hoping for luck more than optimism.

      • Chris

        Any attempt to reverse the trend now would result in such massive social upheaval that no political party would try it. There is not one person in Canadian politics today, at any level, with the stones necessary.

  • simus1

    Joe Weasel II.
    (I’m in a generous mood today for some unknown reason. Time serving colourless so called but iffy Conservative opposition leaders ever patiently waiting for a changing tide to easily dump them into a meaningless one somnolent term of office at the most disgust me.)

    • andycanuck

      And hoping the NDP will steal enough votes from the Grits instead of campaigning to win on a real platform.

  • Brett_McS

    I must say that Scheer looked to me like a dweeb when I first saw his picture. They say that by about 40 people’s appearance matches their character.

    • He is clearly on time.

      • Marius K

        Are we back in the ’90s?

        Yeah, there is something Ford Taurus about him.

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  • ntt1

    nothing but a dimpled ass licker a sopping wet pink Conservative in name only.She was posting her constituents opinions he spat in the face of that so why would we continue to support this coward as a leader, My god with this blanc mange as leader Justin the unready could well win a second disastrous term. at least the cold comfort is we will be rid of Scheer very shortly after that set back.

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  • felis gracilis
  • Ho Hum

    What did Scheer “get right”? He got everything wrong in his attempt to smear Beyak as a racist and worse yet he lied to the Canadian public when he said he asked her to remove the letters from her FB page when in fact there was no discussion. Conservatives need to demand Scheer’s resignation. There is no way this beta cuck is going to bring them to power. They need to wake up to this fact and quickly find an electable leader.

  • If there is a silver lining to unvetted immigration and political multiculturalism, it will be that those who replace the McKenzies and Bouchards will have a vested interest in not giving a sh– how Big Aboriginal feels about anything and will leave the lot of them to starve in the cold.

    The Indian Act has served only to keep aboriginals poor and ignorant. One can boot a million Senator Beyaks but the truth will remain.

  • Jay Currie

    Caucus coup… Bye Scheer, Hello Maxime.

    The media would have kittens (a plus) and we’d have an interesting election with all the seats in play.

    • Ho Hum

      I would like that . “Mad Max” was the only candidate for leadership that impressed me and I was surprised he didn’t win. He was a perfect fit – a Quebecer who is popular in the west.

      • Shebel

        And he would have won if had NOT taken that stupid stance against Supply Management. .
        Thousands of farmers signed up to be Conservatives JUST so they could VOTE to defeat Maxime. . and they

        • DavidinNorthBurnaby

          Supply management AKA socialism. A sad commentary on the state of Canada.

          • simus1

            The dairy farmer lobby in Quebec has always been jam packed with hard nosed politically astute separatists in some key ridings. Doubt any prime minister could unlatch them without incurring huge up front settlement costs to be picked up by the long suffering consumers/ taxpayers.

          • Shebel

            I really don’t think that you understand Supply Management.
            Compare it to the booze market, pot market, gas market, lumber market–

          • DavidinNorthBurnaby

            all of which feature government meddling, not free markets. Oh what a tangled web we weave when socialism we believe.

  • JPfromtheeast

    I signed up for the party in the spring and quit in the fall when it was amply clear that Scheer was going to be a complete and utter failure.

    There is little hope left for Canada with people like him winning and many other prominent CPC members touting stupid things like feminism and equal pay. Add on the lack of conviction regarding Israel and it is just one loss after another. At this point, the best hope now is that the US gets its act together before we go totally bass ackwards so we have some place to request refugee status to. That or we have to screw up so badly that the US considers us a security threat and they just annex us.