MacKay retreats from comments about Scheer missing an 'open net', reiterates his support - 2019-10-31

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F0.png MacKay retreats from comments about Scheer missing an 'open net', reiterates his support October 31, 2019, Charlie Pinkerton, iPolitics

Peter MacKay reiterated his support for Andrew Scheer in a tweet early Thursday, back-pedalling from comments he made just hours earlier criticizing the Conservative party's leader's performance on the campaign trail.

While speaking as part of a panel in Washington on Wednesday, MacKay said Scheer's failure to win the election after the various stumbles of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was "like having a breakaway on an open net" and missing the goal.

MacKay, who brokered a deal with Stephen Harper to bring his own Progressive Conservative Party together with the Harper-led Canadian Alliance in late 2003, also said Scheer's inability to properly address concerns about his stance on issues like a women's right to have access to an abortion, or same-sex marriage, "created a nervousness" among women who might have considered voting for the Tories.

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