Scheer's big ideas still need numbers to back them up - 2019-05-16
Heavy on symbolism, light on detail. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer left Parliament Hill on Thursday for Toronto's financial district to roll out his proposals for Canada's economy, the second in a series of policy speeches meant to define his campaign to become the next prime minister.
He evoked the memory of gold magnate Peter Munk, who fled the Nazi invasion of his native Hungary to eventually come to Canada and become one of this country's richest and most influential businessmen. He flagged his own middle-class upbringing and gave a hat-tip to the suburbs of Toronto. He spoke of his parents having to make tough choices to make ends meet. The message, of course, was that a Conservative government would get out of the way and allow regular Canadians to pull themselves up by their bootstraps like Munk, contributing greatly to the growth of the country. The Liberals, on the other hand, meddle with business and taxpayers' money, to the detriment of the prosperity and fiscal health of the country.
ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW