Scheer Won't Weigh In On Tory MP's Attacks On Canada's Top Doctor - 2020-04-23
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer won't discuss a Tory backbencher's broadsides against Dr. Theresa Tam, which have been blasted as "race-baiting," because that member of Parliament is a leadership candidate.
Scheer had some chippy exchanges with reporters in Ottawa Thursday when pressed about an email and video released this week from Ontario MP Derek Sloan, one of four candidates left in the Tory leadership race, targeting Canada's top doctor.
In an email to supporters Tuesday, Sloan called for Tam to be fired over her advice to the government during the COVID-19 pandemic as the country's chief public health officer. He accused Tam of prioritizing the World Health Organization, which has faced questions over its data and its relationship to China, "over the health of Canadians." He charged that the United Nations agency covered up the COVID-19 virus "at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party."