Andrew Scheer portrays himself as Canada's anti-fascist option - 2019-05-07
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer portrayed himself on Tuesday as Canada's anti-fascist option in the next general election, prepared to challenge a prime minister who he described as weak in the face of anti-democratic regimes.
In a wide-ranging speech delivered on Tuesday at a Montreal hotel, Scheer laid out his foreign-policy platform, while portraying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as someone who wasn't tough with authoritarian and communist regimes such as China.
Scheer repeatedly made references to communist, fascist and authoritarian regimes, while steering clear of mentioning extremist movements with fascist ideologies that are starting to become more visible in Canada, including at a recent rally he attended in Ottawa. The emerging extremists are known to be collaborating and exchanging information with counterparts around the world on a global network of the far-right.