Scheer leaves himself open to claims he's in cahoots with Big Oil - 2019-04-25

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F132.png Scheer leaves himself open to claims he's in cahoots with Big Oil April 25, 2019, Campbell Clark, Globe and Mail

Maybe the federal Conservatives were getting so excited about Jason Kenney's impending victory in Alberta's provincial election that they were blinded to the stupid thing they were doing.

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.

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{{cite news | first = Campbell | last = Clark | title = Scheer leaves himself open to claims he's in cahoots with Big Oil | url = https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-scheer-leaves-himself-open-to-claims-hes-in-cahoots-with-big-oil/ | work = Globe and Mail | date = April 25, 2019 | accessdate = April 28, 2019 }}