Former Director of The Rebel Named Conservative Party Campaign Director - 2017-10-19
After publicly distancing himself from The Rebel during its August meltdown , Andrew Scheer and the Conservative Party of Canada have appointed one of the far right site's former directors, Hamish Marshall, as campaign manager for the 2019 election.
This is not the first time that Marshall has contributed to Conservative Party. He was Scheer's campaign manager during his successful leadership race and was Stephen Harper's internal pollster during the 2008 election. The Oxford-educated strategist is friends with Scheer and, by all accounts, is well-liked in Tory circles.
However, it is Marshall's significant ties to the Rebel that most people will want to focus on and something that the current leader of the party seemingly doesn't want to answer to. On Monday, Andrew Scheer was holding a press conference when he was asked about Marshall's connection to the Rebel. At this point Scheer abruptly ended the presser and took no more questions.