Scheer slow on Cle­ment: An­a­lyst

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OT­TAWA — Con­ser­va­tive Leader An­drew Scheer shouldn’t have taken Tony Cle­ment at his word that he had only been in­volved in one im­proper on­line ex­change, a prom­i­nent con­ser­va­tive po­lit­i­cal con­sul­tant says.

Alise Mills, a com­mu­ni­ca­tions strate­gist and se­nior as­so­ciate with the firm Sus­sex Strat­egy, said Fri­day that it made her very an­gry to think it was ever be­liev­able Cle­ment hadn’t crossed the line more than once, ei­ther on­line or in per­son.

Peo­ple in the Con­ser­va­tive party knew that Cle­ment would fre­quent women’s so­cial-me­dia pages far more than other politi­cians, reg­is­ter­ing “likes” of their pho­tos and send­ing them mes­sages, she said.

“Like, how stupid do you think we are?” Mills said in an in­ter­view with The Cana­dian Press, adding that the Con­ser­va­tives should have kicked Cle­ment out of the Tory cau­cus right away and con­fis­cated his mo­bile phone.

Tues­day night, Cle­ment re­signed as the party’s jus­tice critic and from his com­mit­tee roles af­ter re­veal­ing that he’d shared sex­u­ally ex­plicit images with some­one who wanted to ex­tort him.

CLE­MENT Stepped down

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