Face it, Conservatives. Picking Scheer was a mistake. - 2018-01-05

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F0.png Face it, Conservatives. Picking Scheer was a mistake. January 5, 2018, Alan Freeman, iPolitics

CBC's Power & Politics held one of those year-end political panels during the dead news week before Christmas and New Year's to opine on the five biggest political blunders of the year.

Their choices were predictable. Donald Trump's dangerous Twitter habit and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's catastrophic election call took the honours for best foreign political blunders. Closer to home, the panel cited Prime Minister Trudeau's vacation with the Aga Khan (which actually took place in 2016, but never mind), the Phoenix pay fiasco and Bill Morneau's disastrous handling of his tax reform package.

The Canadian scandals were pretty small stuff — certainly when compared to Trump and May — and they'll likely be forgotten by the time Canadians go to the polls again. Somehow, the panel missed the biggest political blunder of the year, the one with real staying power: the Conservative party's decision to choose Andrew Scheer as its leader.

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