First Nations chiefs boo Scheer for not saying how he’s different from Harper
Andrew Scheer sidestepped how his policies will differ from Stephen Harper’s, but promised his approach would be different from the Liberals’. OTTAWA—Hundreds of First Nations chiefs booed Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer on Thursday when the opposition leader told them they will have to wait until his platform is released to see how he differs from former prime minister Stephen Harper.
He was speaking to a meeting of Assembly of First Nations chiefs in a downtown Ottawa hotel.
During a question-and-answer session with the opposition leader, chiefs asked Scheer how he’s different from Harper, with one asking him to name one policy stance he holds that’s different from Harper’s and another asking how he plans to rebuild trust with First Nations people that “Harper lost.”
Though he sidestepped a detailed account of whether and how he will be different from Harper, Scheer promised his approach would be different from the Liberals’.
“I’d be happy to come back at a future time and explain more detailed aspects,” he said.