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GOLDSTEIN: Rumours of Scheer's demise greatly exaggerated

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10.01.2019

Predicting that Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives are done like dinner heading into the Oct. 21 federal election is dumb.

Predictions such as: “Why Andrew Scheer will never be Prime Minister” (iPolitics.ca, May 3, 2018) and “Face it Conservatives. Picking Scheer was a mistake” (iPolitics.ca, Jan. 5, 2018) are dumb.

How do we know?

Because in the months leading up to the Oct. 19, 2015 federal election in which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took his party from third place to government, we saw equally dumb predictions such as: “Justin Trudeau may not last long as Liberal leader, political scientist says” (straight.com, July 28, 2015) and, “Backers fear that missing-in-action, Trudeau losing bid to lead Canada” (Reuters, July 29, 2015).

Definitive and near-definitive statements from the chattering classes — present company included — about what’s going........

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