New Tory leader Andrew Scheer campaign linked with controversial Rebel Media - 2017-05-29

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F0.png New Tory leader Andrew Scheer campaign linked with controversial Rebel Media May 29, 2017, Sean Craig, Global News

Despite a string of controversies faced by Canadian right-wing media outlet The Rebel, including allegations of downplaying the Holocaust, newly minted Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer has so far continued to make himself available to the company that other prominent Conservative politicians have criticized for its controversial reporting and activism, and that counts his campaign manager among its directors.

Following his leadership election in Toronto on Saturday, Scheer granted one-on-one interviews to a handful of major media organizations, including Global News, the CBC and CPAC, and followed those with a face-to-face with The Rebel's Ottawa correspondent Brian Lilley.

The interview touched on the nature of taking on the helm of the party and reaching out to social conservatives, but in recent months The Rebel has garnered international attention that has generated a swarm of criticism and led one of Scheer's rivals, Chris Alexander, to cease participation in its news coverage and events.

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{{cite news | first = Sean | last = Craig | title = New Tory leader Andrew Scheer campaign linked with controversial Rebel Media | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/3485784/andrew-scheer-rebel-media/ | work = Global News | date = May 29, 2017 | accessdate = August 11, 2019 }}