Trudeau and Scheer talk trade in first call
New Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s victory speech was peppered with attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
But on Sunday, the two spoke by phone in the aftermath of Scheer’s win, one that now also makes him the official Opposition leader in the House of Commons.
Trudeau called Scheer from Italy, where the prime minister is currently on a state visit following the G7 summit.
“They discussed issues of importance including making Parliament work for Canadians and the important relationship with the United States,” read a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.
“They agreed to meet in person in the coming weeks.”
Despite the pro forma call, the Liberals have not wasted time attacking Scheer, either, painting him as an extremist, with his call for an end to federal funding for universities that don’t guarantee free speech on campus.