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Why don't Canadians like Andrew Scheer?

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15.10.2019

Meeting Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, he seems like a good-natured, dimpled and smiling Every Man who might be good fun at a Saskatchewan Roughriders football game.

But Canadians haven’t warmed up to him.

Despite all that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has done and not done — from wearing blackface to violating conflict-of-interest rules to buying a $4.5-billion pipeline even as he claims to be a climate change warrior — Canadians still marginally prefer him to Scheer.

In fact, Canadians prefer every other leader to Scheer, whose approval rating is only 27 per cent. That’s 22 percentage points behind NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, the most popular of the bunch on the CBC’s Leader Meter.

So why don’t Canadians like Andrew Scheer?

When he met with The Vancouver Sun’s editorial board on Saturday, he was, briefly, nonplussed when asked whether he’s the nice guy we met or the mean guy whose animosity toward Trudeau was visible at the televised English-language debate.

Completely ignoring the opening question about foreign policy, Scheer called Trudeau “a phoney” and “a fraud,” who doesn’t deserve to govern Canada.

He responded by talking about his frustration that Trudeau is not being held accountable.

“I believe it was necessary to drive home the point that when you have someone who can’t tell the........

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