With a nod to Ford, Scheer eyes the path of less disruption - 2019-05-28
A cynic would say a modern-day populist embraces disruption for disruption's sake. It's a way to keep anti-establishment supporters motivated and everyone else constantly off kilter.
On fiscal policy, Ontario Premier Doug Ford fits the bill. Since the rollout of his first budget, his government has been bathing in disruption, facing outcry from constituency after constituency — culminating Monday in walking back retroactive cuts to municipalities.
But federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, not so much.
Yes, he too walked back a major fiscal commitment a few days ago, announcing Friday afternoon that if he were prime minister, he would take five years to eliminate the $20-billion federal deficit instead of the previously promised two.