Andrew Scheer finally reveals who he is – and isn't - 2019-06-07
Andrew Scheer spent most of his first two years as Leader of the federal Conservatives in near obscurity. Rarely had a new national leader generated such little interest or curiosity on the part of Canadian voters or the media. As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sprinted from one selfie to another, Mr. Scheer seemed destined to end his political career as Andrew Who?
Then, a funny thing happened on the way to the 2019 federal election: Mr. Trudeau's carefully managed image began to unravel. At first, voters were relatively indulgent of the Prime Minister's slip-ups and mood swings. But as the Jody Wilson-Raybould affair exposed the inner workings of his Prime Minister's Office, Mr. Trudeau could no longer boast of his sunny ways.
So Canadians will go to the polls this fall with a much better idea of who Mr. Trudeau really is (and isn't) than they did in 2015, when he came across as a breath of fresh air after a decade of Stephen Harper's leadership. Back then, Mr. Trudeau managed to perform well enough on the campaign trail to defuse questions about his lack of experience.