Scheer's Conservatives missed scoring 'on an open net,' Peter MacKay says as leadership talk heats up - 2019-10-30

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F182.png Scheer's Conservatives missed scoring 'on an open net,' Peter MacKay says as leadership talk heats up October 30, 2019, Kathleen Harris, CBC News

Former Conservative cabinet minister Peter MacKay today ripped into his party's recent election performance under leader Andrew Scheer, comparing it to a hockey player failing to score "on an open net."

During an event at The Canada Institute in Washington, the former long-time MP was asked for his thoughts on how the Conservatives failed to defeat Justin Trudeau's Liberals after the prime minister's public missteps, and despite deep divisions in parts of the country over the Liberal carbon tax and pipeline politics.

"Yeah, to use a good Canadian analogy, it was like having a breakaway on an open net and missing the net," MacKay quipped.

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{{cite news | first = Kathleen | last = Harris | author2 = Hannah Thibedeau | title = Scheer's Conservatives missed scoring 'on an open net,' Peter MacKay says as leadership talk heats up | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mackay-scheer-conservative-leadership-1.5341633 | work = CBC News | date = October 30, 2019 | accessdate = October 31, 2019 }}