Scheer Promises to Stand By Candidates With Racist, Homophobic Past Comments - 2019-09-15
In an unplanned late-night news conference aboard his campaign plane heading to British Columbia, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer promised to stand by Conservative candidates who made racist and homophobic remarks, as long as they apologize for their actions.
Scheer's news conference came in response to controversial unearthed comments by Conservative candidates, including anti-LGBTQ, Islamophobia and pro-white nationalism comments. Controversial remarks by Conservative candidates have dogged Scheer every day since the writ was dropped.
Scheer's fully comments were detailed by Katie Simpson from the CBC: