Trudeau and Scheer attack Ford and Wynne in battle for bountiful Ontario - 2019-09-23
Trudeau fired the first shot, telling its voters not to "double down" on a Conservative government after they elected Doug Ford as premier. Trudeau used a new promise of a national pharmacare program to portray Scheer as a faithful Ford follower who won't defend people's interests in fighting for better access to doctors, drugs or mental health counsellors.
Scheer, meanwhile, evoked the vanquished Ontario Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne, and her predecessor Dalton McGuinty, linking her political demise to a federal leader he branded as corrupt and incapable of telling the truth. Scheer promised to make it cheaper for Canadians to buy a home, pledging to resurrect 30-year mortgages and ease the so-called stress test on new-home borrowing, while accusing Trudeau of digging Canadians deeper into debt.