Canadians ridicule Scheer's 'privilege' comments after discovering $925,000 in expenses covered by the Conservative Party - 2020-02-19
The Leader of the Conservative Party is under fire again, this time for his comments telling Indigenous Canadians and protesters to "check their privilege." Scheer was initially blasted for the racist undertones of his comments. Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, took Scheer to task for the absurdity of his photo-op moment.
Others pointed out the hypocrisy of Scheer making such comments given the privileged and affluent life he enjoys.
Now Scheer is in hot water again after his party refused to disclose how he expensed $925,000 in party funds, $700,000 over-budget. There are allegations he used these funds to pay for his children's private schooling. Renewed attention to Scheer's expense scandal resulted in many Canadians pointing out the hypocrisy.