Andrew Scheer said controversial candidates can stay if they apologize. Here's how that worked for Jason Kenney - 2019-09-17
CALGARY—Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer kicked off a controversy this week when he said candidates who apologize for past offensive remarks can stay in the running, drawing comparisons to United Conservative candidate problems during Alberta's spring election.
But experts say that while voters largely set similar issues aside in the provincial vote, it's a little more complicated for federal leaders.
Scheer told reporters last weekend that candidates in his party shouldn't be disqualified from running for office if offside remarks are revealed, as long as they take responsibility for what they said.