Given the chance to de ine what he as leader won’t al­low, An­drew Scheer opts to speak in va­garies.

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name names, speci ic types of racism and to stand force­fully against hate. Given the chance to de ine what he as leader won’t al­low, Scheer opts to speak in va­garies.

Now, the party has will­ingly en­gaged with The Rebel and the hate­ful sen­ti­ments it rep­re­sents. Scheer, for ex­am­ple, ap­peared on The Rebel three times dur­ing his lead­er­ship run and even joked with Goldy that they could go duck-hunt­ing to­gether.

It’s an un­for­tu­nate state of a airs for Con­ser­va­tive party mem­bers and vot­ers who have real con­cerns and sub­stan­tial is­sues but are stuck pars­ing whether their rep­re­sen­ta­tives are will­ing to curry favour with racists. Ar­guably, there are more non-racists than racists yet the party has thus far cho­sen a los­ing tac­tic. Out of a fear of los­ing vot­ers, they’ve been un­will­ing to de­clare what they stand for at a time when Cana­di­ans need lead­ers who stand up to the vi­cious and vile.

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