Top Tories back Hamish Marshall as 2019 campaign chair, despite Rebel ties - 2017-10-18
Andrew Scheer's decision to appoint former Rebel Media director Hamish Marshall as the party's campaign chair for 2019 is drawing fire from opponents, but Conservative strategists question whether they can maintain their outrage for long.
"It will be made an issue, but is it really an issue? The Liberals are going to focus on this but I'm sure Andrew Scheer and Hamish both knew that would be the case," said Tim Powers, a Conservative strategist and vice-chair of Summa Strategies.
"But this isn't hiring Ezra Levant or a front person from Rebel Media."