Category Archives: Conservative Party

Andrew Scheer removes Maxime Bernier from Tory front bench

Former Conservative leadership contender Maxime Bernier has been removed from his spot on the party’s front bench in the House of Commons, says Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.

“I have removed Maxime Bernier from the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet, effective immediately” Scheer said in a short statement issued by his office.

“The Shadow Minister for Science, Matt Jeneroux, will assume the additional role of shadow minister for innovation, science and economic development on an interim basis.”

Pity I was warming to Bernier.

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GOLDSTEIN: Scheer’s carbon fantasies as bad as Trudeau’s

It’s bad enough when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau misleads Canadians by claiming we can reach our international commitments to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change through his national carbon pricing plan.

But it’s no better when Conservative leader Andrew Scheer claims he can do so without the measure if he wins the 2019 election, as he said Sunday on CTV’s Question Period, adding, “The Liberals would love to have people believe that the choice is a carbon tax or nothing. I reject that.”

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Maxime Bernier says ‘fake Conservatives’ won Scheer the leadership

OTTAWA–Andrew Scheer’s office is declining to comment on his former rival’s claim that “fake Conservatives” won Scheer the Conservative leadership last year.

In a book excerpt published Tuesday, Beauce MP Maxime Bernier suggested a well-organized group of Quebec dairy farmers signed up new Conservative members to block his leadership bid.

Bernier, who campaigned on ending the supply management system for dairy farmers, said Scheer’s courtship of those new members “was precisely why he got elected.”

“Andrew, along with several other candidates, was then busy touring Quebec’s agricultural belt, including my own riding of Beauce, to pick up support from these fake Conservatives,” Bernier wrote.

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Tory MP Maxime Bernier refuses to meet Racist Liberal MP

Local idiot and Racist MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes

OTTAWA – Conservative MP Maxime Bernier is rejecting a meeting request from Liberal counterpart Celina Caesar-Chavannes after the pair exchanged barbs on Twitter over issues of race and identity politics.

Caesar-Chavannes apologized to Bernier on Twitter on Tuesday morning after telling him in a tweet posted three days ago to “check your privilege and be quiet” in a heated discussion about funding for minority communities in the budget and whether it is racist to say you want to be colour-blind.

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Scheer says Tories will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital if elected

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says if his party forms government in 2019, it will follow Donald Trump’s lead and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Scheer’s declaration comes in the form of a pledge posted to the Conservative party website designed to gather signatures from members of the public.

“Canada’s Conservatives led by Andrew Scheer will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when we form government in 2019,” the pledge says, describing the party as “a strong voice for Israel and the Canadian Jewish community.”

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GUNTER: Liberals remain popular because Tories remain lousy

Poll after poll shows that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remains popular despite a bad six months of scandals and policy missteps for his governing Liberals.

The latest survey, released Tuesday by Abacus Data, has the Liberals at 39%, the Tories at 32% and the NDP at 17%, which is about average among all major polls.

This past December, too, a little more than two years into their term, the Trudeau party even managed an upset by-election victory in a B.C. riding (South Surrey-White Rock) that had been safely Tory for years.

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