Evening Brief: Knives out for Scheer? - 2019-10-28
A former Conservative MP told the Globe and Mail that Andrew Scheer shouldn't stay on as leader after a second-place finish in last week's federal election, and he wants former Tory cabinet minister Peter MacKay to enter a possible leadership race to replace Scheer.
Terence Young, an MP from 2008 to 2015 and a defeated Conservative candidate in Oakville in this campaign, said despite Scheer working hard and being a "very nice man," he "can't connect with voters."
During the campaign, Young said "not one voter ever said to me, 'Gee, I really like your leader.' Many voters said various versions of the opposite, he told the paper.