Scheer leaves himself open to claims he's in cahoots with Big Oil - 2019-04-25
In Alberta, there was, and is, so much anger about the economy, unemployment, the glut of oil and the lack of pipelines to ship it, that Mr. Kenney's full-throated campaign to improve the lot of the oil patch was a political no-brainer.
But when Andrew Scheer agreed to be the keynote speaker at a closed-door event on April 11 where Conservative Party strategists spoke to oil industry executives about political campaigns, he goofed.
One reason it was a mistake is that the rest of Canada isn't Alberta. Another is that oil-industry executives might be the least popular advocates for the oil patch. Above all, it makes it look like the Conservatives aren't just sympathetic to the oil patch, they're in a joint venture with oil execs.