Andrew Scheer fails to satisfy either side in abortion debate - 2019-08-31
There isn't a politico in Canada who didn't see it coming: a concerted effort by Justin Trudeau's Liberals to steer the country's gaze away from their own multiple shortcomings and instead fix upon Andrew Scheer's personal views on abortion and same-sex marriage.
And when it came, oh boy, did the Liberal war room let fly. For eight concussive days, the Conservative leader remained inexplicably silent as the rival messaging hammered home, seeding the notion that Scheer represents a hidden agenda to turn back the clock to the middle of the 20th century.
Never mind that neither issue so much as nudges near the top 10 things voters are worried about in 2019. Never mind that Scheer's long-standing policy varies not one iota from that of his predecessor, Stephen Harper. Never mind that Scheer had already offered multiple pledges not to tread anywhere near such socially divisive terrain.