Have Your Say – October 4, 2019 | Vote 2019


PRIME MINISTER. S ME TAKES WILL BE MADE. — MISTAKES WILL BE MADE. THAT HAPPENS TO ANYBODY AND WE CANADIANS CUT OUR LEADERS SLACK BECAUSE OF AND THAT WHICH WE SHOULD. I WILL TELL YOU THIS, ANDREW WILL NEVER EMBARRASS US LIKE TRUDEAU DID. [ Applause ] [PLEASE STAND>>>HE IS IN THIS FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS AS I BELIEVE BRIAN IS FOR TRUE SPIRIT AND PUBLIC SERVICE AS A PATRIOTIC CANADIAN AND THIS IS A TEAM THAT WANTS TO DO THEIR BEST WITH DIGNITY, A LEADER ANDREW SCHEER AND A TEAM CANADIANS CAN BE PROUD AND I HOPE THAN ONTARIANS WILL JOIN WITH ALBERTANS. [ SPEAKING FRENCH ] [ VOICE OF TRANSLATOR ]: I HOPE CANADIANS WILL COME TOGETHER TO ELECT A LEADER OF WHOM WE CAN ALL BE PROUD AND A GOVERNMENT THAT FOCUSES ON REDUCING THE COST-OF-LIVING AND INCREASING ECONOMIC GROWTH. I HOPE THAT ALL CANADIANS WILL COME TOGETHER TO ELECT A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT THAT WILL PUT CANADA BACK RIGHT TRACK. [ END OF TRANSLATION ]>>>ON THE RIGHT TRACK UNDER ANDREW’S LEADERSHIP WITH A COMMONSENSE CONSERVATIVE TEAM. YOU HAVE TWO-AND-A-HALF WEEKS, LET’S GETTER DONE. [ APPLAUSE ]>>>THANK YOU SO MUCH, GUYS.>>>THANK YOU. OOPS, SORRY. NICE TO SEE YOU. [ CROWD NOISE ]>>Mark: JASON KENNEY CAMPAIGNING IN THE OTTAWA AREA RIDING OF NEPEAN WITH BRIAN St. LOUIS, HE’S IN ONTARIO PLANNING TO MAKE 16 CAMPAIGN APPEARANCES OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS ON BEHALF OF HIS FRIEND CONSERVATIVE LEADER ANDREW SCHEER. STAY TUNED NOW FOR “HAVE YOUR SAY.”>>>LIBERAL LEADER JUSTIN TRUDEAU DISCUSSES AFFORDABILITY IN QUEBEC CITY.>>>IN TORONTO CONSERVATIVE LEADER ANDREW SCHEER ANNOUNCES A PLAN TO TACKLE GANG VIOLENCE. NDP LEADER JAGMEET SINGH SPEAKS ABOUT PHARMACARE IN SASKATOON.>>Mark: IT’S TIME TO “HAVE YOUR SAY,” WELCOME TO THE SHOW. I’M MARK SUTCLIFFE AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. A FEDERAL ELECTION IS ABOUT BOTH ISSUES AND LEADERS AND OVER THE COURSE OF THE REMAINING DAYS OF THE CAMPAIGN WE’LL BE TALKING ABOUT BOTH. WE’LL FOCUS ON SOME OF THE KEY ISSUES THAT HAVE COME UP OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST FEW WEEKS AND ALSO WE’LL FOCUS ON EACH OF THE PARTY LEADERS AND HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THEM. TODAY WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADER WHO HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK FOR SEVERAL REASONS. OUR QUESTION TO YOU TODAY: IS ANDREW SCHEER READY TO BE PRIME MINISTER? IF YOU HAVE A COMMENT GIVE US A CALL OR TWEET US AND YOU CAN SEND US E-MAIL AT HAVE A SAY [email protected] >>JOINING US FOR A DISCUSSION TODAY ARE BILL CURRY PARLIAMENTARY REPORTER FOR THE “GLOBE AND MAIL” AND JOANNA SMITH FROM THE CANADIAN PRESS. WELCOME TO BOTH OF YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU.>>THIS IS AN INTERESTING TIME TO ASK THE QUESTION, ANDREW SCHEER HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS A LOT THIS WEEK, THERE HAVE BEEN QUESTIONS RAISED ABOUT HIS BACKGROUND AS AN INSURANCE BROKER BEFORE HE WENT INTO POLITICS OR WAS HE AN INSURANCE BROKER WAS HE NOT, DID HE MEET THE QUALIFICATIONS. HE CLARIFIED HIS POSITION ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE WHERE HE STANDS PERSONALLY BUT SAID HE’S NOT GOING TO INTRODUCE ANY LEGISLATION OR ACCEPT ANY LEGISLATION THAT WOULD CHANGE THE RULINGS AROUND THOSE ISSUES. AND NOW THERE IS THIS ISSUE OF HIS DUAL CITIZENSHIP WITH THE UNITED STATES. THERE SEEMS TO BE ESPECIALLY WITH ANDREW SCHEER AHEAD IN MANY OF THE POLLS, THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF FOCUS ON THE CONSERVATIVE LEADER. >>>IT WAS AN IMPORTANT WEEK FOR HIM BECAUSE FOR ANDREW SCHEER IT’S HIS FIRST TIME AS A NATIONAL LEADER SO FOR HIM AND Mr. SINGH AND A LOT OF CANADIANS, THEY MIGHT NOT KNOW WHO ANDREW SCHEER OR JAGMEET SINGH AND THEY’RE LEARNING ABOUT HIM FOR THE FIRST TIME AND ALSO THIS WEEK YOU SAW HIM IN SETTINGS OUTSIDE OF THE NORMAL NEWS HITS ON THE NEWS BECAUSE THERE WAS THE MONDAY DEBATE WHERE PEOPLE SAW HIM FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME AND HE DID A SIT-DOWN ON THE NATIONAL WHERE HE WAS FACE-TO-FACE WITH VOTERS AND SO YOU SAW HIM IN A MORE OF AN IN-DEPTH LIGHT. AT THE SAME TIME HE’S DEALING WITH ALL OF THESE ISSUES THAT ARE SOME OF THEM ARE DIFFICULT TO MANAGE FOR HIM SO THE QUEBEC DEBATE WAS INTERESTING BECAUSE IT STARTED OFF WITH A LOT OF TOPICS THAT HE DOESN’T REALLY WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHICH IS HIS PERSONAL VIEWS ON ABORTION AND THAT KIND OF THING. SO THAT WAS A CHALLENGE FOR HIM THAT BLED INTO THE NEXT DAY SO HE’S GONE FROM TOPIC TO TOPIC ON KIND OF ON THE DEFENSIVE AS OPPOSED TO TOPICS HE’D RATHER TALK ABOUT. >>WE CAN TALK GENERALLY ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN HE’S RUN AND SOME OF THE THESE HE’S ADVOCATING FOR, THAT’S PART OF THE PACKAGE BUT I THINK IN THE ABSENCE OF ANY OTHER MAJOR QUESTION IN THIS CAMPAIGN JOANNA, ONE OF THE QUESTIONS CANADIANS ARE ASKING IS DO THEY WANT JUSTIN TRUDEAU TO BE THEIR PRIME MINISTER A MONTH FROM NOW OR ANDREW SCHEER.>>EXACTLY. UNDER OUR FIRST PAST THE POST SYSTEM YOU KNOW YOU’RE VOTING FOR YOUR MP BUT PEOPLE HAVE NOT VOTED THAT WAY. THEY ARE LOOKING TO THE PARTY AND THE LEADER AND PERSONALITY AND PEOPLE VOTE WITH THEIR GUT SO THE FAVOURABLEABILITY PLAYS A BIG ROLE. WE’RE SEEING TODAY RENEWED FOCUS ON ANDREW SCHEER. THIS IS THE FIRST ELECTION HE’S RUN AS FEDERAL PARTY LEADER AND WE’RE SEEING HIM HAVING TO DEAL WITH THINGS THAT HE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN USED TO IN TERMS OF A FOCUS ON HIM AND REALLY KNOCKING HIM OFF HIS MESSAGE. WE SAW THAT TODAY AS WELL.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK, LET’S DEAL WITH THE ISSUES ONE BY ONE, BILL, DO YOU THINK HE HAS SUFFICIENTLY ADDRESSED THE ISSUE OF WHERE HE STANDS ON SOCIAL ISSUES LIKE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND ABORTION?>>THERE’S STILL SOME QUESTIONS REMAINING. I WAS TALKING TO PEOPLE THERE’S GROUPS ADVOCATING TO GET ANTI-ABORTION PRO-LIFE CANDIDATES ELECTED AND THEY’RE CONCERNED WHEN HE ANNOUNCED HIS PLAN ON FOREIGN AID. HE SAID HE WOULD REDUCE FOREIGN AID BY 25% AND PEOPLE ASKED WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS THAT OPERATE OVERSEAS SOMETIMES GROUPS THAT SUPPORT ABORTION RIGHTS GET FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MONEY, WHAT WOULD DO YOU ABOUT THAT AND HE SAID I’M NOT GOING TO REOPEN THAT DEBATE AT ANY LEVEL WHICH SEEMED LIKE NO CHANGE BUT THERE ARE LINES IN THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY POLICY DOCUMENT WHICH WAS APPROVED IN 2018 THAT SAYS A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WO NOT APPROVE THAT KIND OF FUND TO GO GROUPS WHO ARE TRYING TO GET PRO-LIFE CONSERVATIVE MPs ELECTED WANT CLARITY ON THAT. BUT IN TERMS IF A GOVERNMENT WOULD SUPPORT, OBVIOUSLY NO CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WOULD SUPPORT THAT FROM A GOVERNMENT BILL POINT OF VIEW BUT THERE’S STILL A LITTLE BIT OF A LACK OF CLARITY IN TERMS OF HOW A BACKBENCH BILL WOULD BE HANDLED ON AN ABORTION ISSUE. >>Mark: ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK IS INTERESTING, I THINK 13 YEARS AGO WHEN STEPHEN HARPER WAS ELECTED PRIME MINISTER HE WAS ASKED THE SAME QUESTIONS AS ANDREW SCHEER. HE ANSWERED THEM IN PRETTY SIMILAR WAYS. I THINK THERE ARE SOME NUANCES IN TERMS OF HOW STRONGLY THEY FEEL ABOUT THE ISSUES AND HOW DEEPLY-HELD THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS ARE AND MAYBE SOME DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HARPER AND SCHEER ON THAT BUT IN PRINCE THEY SAID THE SAME THINGS. THE QUESTION I WONDER ABOUT IS WHETHER IN 2019 WHETHER CANADIANS WANTS A PRIME MINISTER WHO IS PROMISING NOT JUST TO ROLL BACK — NOT JUST TO ROLL BACK THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND THE MEMBER OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY BUT SOMEBODY WHO WILL DEFEND THE RIGHTS. >>AND I THINK THE DIFFERENCE IS WHO THE CONSERVATIVES ARE FACING OFF AGAINST NOW AND JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND HIS PARTY HAVE PROMISED NOT TO REOPEN THE DEBATE AND PUSHING THIS ISSUE ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE IN PARTICULAR AND I THINK THE CONVERSATION AROUND ABORTION RIGHTS HAS MOVED BEYOND FEMINIST CIRCLES ACCESS TO ABORTION AND — LOOKING AROUND THE WORLD AND LOOKING AT ACCESS TO ABORTION SPECIFICALLY AND THE HOW IT’S UNEVEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY SO THEY’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO CHAMPIONS IT MORE AND THAT CAME UP WITH SCHEER BECAUSE MY COLLEAGUE HAD A STORY ABOUT A FIGHT GOING ON IN THE UNITED NATIONS RIGHT NOW ABOUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WANTING TO ROLL BACK LANGUAGE IN HOW THAT BODY TALKS ABOUT HEALTH AND SO SCHEER WAS ASKED WHETHER HE WOULD DEFEND ADVANCING AND PROTECTING SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS ON THE WORLD STAGE AND HE SAID I DON’T WANT TO REOPEN THIS DEBATE. IT’S DIVISIVE AND I WOULDN’T CREATE A DIVISIVE DEBATE AT THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL EITHER WHICH SUGGESTS HE DOESN’T WANT TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT. >>ONE INTERESTING THING ABOUT THIS IS ANDREW SCHEER IS — HE CLARIFIED THAT HAD TODAY BY SAYING THAT HIS VIEWS ON ABORTION HAVE EVOLVED AND HE’S NOW IN FAVOUR OF A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE. >>THAT WAS AN INTERESTING PART OF HIS SCRUM TODAY WHERE HE WENT AT LENGTH TO TRY TO EXPLAIN THESE COMMENTS. >>OKAY, BILL, I’M GOING TO INTERRUPT YOU BUT WE’RE GOING BACK TO NEPEAN WHERE JASON KENNEY IS ANSWERING QUESTIONING FROM THE REPORTERS. >>I’M SORRY I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT. SORRY, I’M NOT GOING TO COMMENT ON ONTARIO EDUCATION POLICY. I’M GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE FEDERAL ELECTION AND THE NEED FOR GOVERNMENT THAT HAPPEN STRENGTHENS NATIONAL UNIT AND PROSPERITY AND IT’S A MESSAGE ALBERTANS WANTS ME TO CONVEY AND I RAN ON A COMMITMENT TO HELP ELECT A FEDERAL CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT AND I’M KEEPING THAT COMMITMENT BY BEING HERE TODAY AND SORE LEADERS WILL TAKE DIFFERENT POSITIONS WHICH I RESPECT. IT’S UP TO THEM. JUST A FOLLOW-UP. ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE — I’M HERE BECAUSE I GAVE A COMMITMENT TO ALBERTANS THAT I WOULD DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO DEFEAT A GOVERNMENT THAT HAS DRIVEN OUR PROVINCE INTO A RECESSION AND THIS IS EXISTENTIAL FOR ALBERTA. WE NEED A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT RESPECT THE PROVINCES AND THAT IS FOCUSSED ON JOB CREATION INCLUDING AMONGST OUR NATURAL RESOURCES THAT’S MY MESSAGE. I’M NOT HERE TO TALK ABOUT PROVINCIAL POLITICS IN A DIFFERENT PROVINCE, SORRY. >>ON AN ALBERTA QUESTION CAN YOU RESPOND TO ALLEGATIONS IN THE MEDIA THAT YOUR LEADERSHIP CAMPAIGN USED VPNs AND KIOSKS TO GAME THE LEADERSHIP. >>THESE ARE THE SAME ALLEGATIONS THAT ARE MADE THAT ARE UNFOUNDED. OUR CAMPAIGN COMPLIED WITH THE RULES. WE MADE IT CLEAR TO ALL. FOCUSES ORGANIZING OUR CAMPAIGN THAT THEY HAD TO COMPLY WITH THE VERY COMPLICATED RULES FOR FOLKS TO VOTE IN THE 2017 UCP LEADERSHIP. I RECEIVE OVER 60% OF THE VOTE WITH A TWO TO ONE MARGIN 17,000 VOTE MARGIN SO THE MEMBERS DECIDED IN AN ELECTION THAT WAS VALIDATED BY ALL OF THE OTHER LEADERSHIP CAMPAIGNS BY THE CHIEF RETURNING OFFICER AND BY THE LEADERSHIP ELECTION COMMITTEE AND BY AN AUDITING FIRM SO WE’RE CONFIDENT ABOUT THE CREDIBILITY OF THE OUTCOME OF THAT ELECTION AND I KNOW THERE ARE SOME FOLKS WHO CONTINUE TO HAVE SOUR GRAPES, BUT — AND AS I’VE ALWAYS SAID YOU CAN’T ACCOUNTS FOR ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS IS SUPPORTERS. WE DID EVERYTHING WE COULD TO COMPLY WITH THE RULES. >>ARE YOU CONFIDENT THAT THE NO ONE ON THE CAMPAIGN DID ANYTHING WRONG. >>I’VE ALWAYS SAID I’M CONFIDENT NO ONE IN OUR CENTRAL CAMPAIGN DID ANYTHING WRONG. OUR TEAM WAS ABSOLUTELY FOCUSSED ON COMPLYING WITH RIGOROUS RULES AND BUT I’VE ALWAYS SAID I CAN’T ACCOUNTS FOR WHAT THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS MIGHT HAVE DONE ON THEIR OWN VOLITION, BUT THE RESULTS WERE VERIFIED BY PRESIDENT INDEPENDENT RETURNING OFFICER, THE LEADERSHIP ELECTION ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, THE — YOU KNOW ALL OF THIS WAS DISCUSSED IN OUR RECENT PROVINCIAL ELECTION IN WHICH WE WON THE LARGEST DEMOCRATIC MANDATE IN ALBERTA HISTORY.>>Question: LAST WEEK THERE WAS A POLL THAT CAME OUT THAT SAID 85% OF ONTARIANS WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO VOTE FOR TRUDEAU FOLLOWING FORD’S LAST YEAR. NOW, FOR YOU, YOU SAY YOU’RE HONOURING YOUR COMMITMENT TO GET A FEDERAL CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT ELECTED WHERE IS DOUG FORD. DON’T YOU THINK HE SHOULD BE HONOURING THAT COMMITMENT AS WELL. >>I DON’T THINK HE MADE A COMMITMENT. IN FACT YOU CAN TALK TO PREMIER FORD HE MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE WAS GOING TO STAY OUT OF FEDERAL ELECTION. MONTHS AGO AND I MADE A DIFFERENT COMMITMENT TO ALBERTANS SO WE’RE ALL GOING TO TAKE OUR OWN APPROACH AND MY APPROACH IS TO DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO HELP ELECT A COMMONSENSE CONSERVATIVE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND A LOT OF THE CAMPAIGNS I’LL SUPPORT HERE IN ONTARIO OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS ARE CANDIDATES WHO ARE LONG-TIME PERSONAL FRIENDS OF MINE AND I BELIEVE IN PERSONAL LOYALTY AS WELL TO FOLKS WHO HAVE WORKED FOR ME, BEEN CLOSE FRIENDS AND ANDREW SCHEER HAS BEEN A CLOSE FRIEND FOR 20 YEARS AND I WANT TO THE VOUCH FOR HIM AS A MAN OF INTEGRITY. SO I’M NOT GOING TO GET MIXED UP INTO THE POLITICS IN DIFFERENT PROVINCES, PROVINCIALLY. I AM I’M JUST HERE AS A LEADER OF THE THIRD LARGEST ECONOMY IN CANADA TO SAY WE DESPERATELY NEED A NEW FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.>>Question: SORRY, AS A FOLLOW-UP. AND WITH SOME OF THE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES THAT HAVE BEEN GOING DOOR-TO-DOOR THEY ARE SAYING THEY’RE BASICALLY ANSWERING FOR DOUG FORD’S CUTS. THIS IS AN ISSUE FOR SCHEER AND WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY TO THAT. >>I WOULD SAY IT’S JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S RECORD ON THE BALLOT. IT’S HIS RECORD OF EMBARRASSING CANADIANS, OF DRIVING UP OUR NATIONAL DEBT, OF DEALING A BODY-BLOW TO ALBERTA WHICH HAS BEEN A KEY ENGINE OF OUR PROSPERITY. JUSTIN TRUDEAU WHO WANTS TO RAISE THE CARBON TAX AND THE COST-OF-LIVING ON ORDINARY CANADIANS. THAT’S THE INCUMBENT LEADER ON THE BALLOT.>>Question: DO YOU THINK THE FEDERAL CONSERVATIVES HAVE DONE ENOUGH TO FACE OBSTACLES THEY FACED AMONG ETHNIC COMMUNITIES. HOW HAVE YOU SEEN THEM DEVELOP OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS? DO YOU THINK THEY’VE DONE ENOUGH. >>THE MODERN CONSERVATIVE PARTY IS A DIVERSE PARTY. IT’S DIVERSE IN CANDIDATES AND SUPPORTERS AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT IN ALBERTA I HAVE THE MOST DIVERSE CABINET IN OUR PROVINCE’S HISTORY FROM A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT AND I THINK THAT DIVERSITY IS REFLECTED IN THE FEDERAL CONSERVATIVE COALITION, I’VE ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT MOST NEW CANADIANS ARE NATURAL CONSERVATIVES. THEY COME TO THIS COUNTRY TO PURSUE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND FREEDOM NOT TO BE BURDENED BY LEVELS OF TAXATION AND JOB-KILLING REGULATIONS. MANY NEW CANADIANS COME FROM BROKEN REGIMES WHERE THERE IS ABUSIVE AUTHORITY. THEY WANT DEMOCRATIC VALUES AND RESPECT FOR FAMILIES AND SO THERE’S — AND LAW AND ORDER WHICH Mr. SCHEER IS TALK ABOUT TODAY SO I THINK THERE’S A NATIONAL ALIGNMENT OF VALUES BETWEEN NEW CANADIANS AND THE FEDERAL CONSERVATIVES AND YOU KNOW WHAT, NEW CANADIANS ARE NOT MONOLITHIC IN HOW THEY VOTE ANYMORE THAN ANYONE ELSE IS S.YOU’RE ALWAYS GOING DO HAVE A DIVERSITY OF POLITICIAN VIEWS IN ANY CULTURAL COMMUNITY AND I RESPECT THAT. BUT MY MESSAGE TO NEW CANADIANS IS WHO TYPICALLY HAVE AN AMAZING WORK ETHIC, TWICE AS LIKELY TO START A SMALL BUSINESS. IF YOU WANT A GOVERNMENT THAT RESPECT YOUR WORK ETHIC AND YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL VALUES THEN VOTE FOR THE CONSERVATIVES ON THE 21st.>>Question: IN SCHEER AND THE OTHER FEDERAL LEADERS TAKE A STRONG LAND ON BILL 21. >>I’M NOT HERE TO ANSWER FOR HIM OR OTHER PARTIES. THIS IS A MATTER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF QUEBEC AND THEY’VE INVOKED THE NOTWITHSTANDING CLAUSE TO PROTECT THAT FROM CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE CHALLENGE. BUT I CERTAINLY — AS FAR AS I CAN TELL THE POSITION OF ALL OF THE FEDERAL PARTIES IS PRETTY MUCH IDENTICAL ON THAT QUESTION.>>Question: HAVING KNOWN Mr. SCHEER FOR AS LONG AS YOU HAVE WHAT DO YOU THINK HE NEEDS TO CONVEY TO CANADIANS IN TERMS OF HIS MESSAGE. >>THIS IS NOT A PERSONALITY CONTEST. THIS ISN’T ABOUT, YOU KNOW, WHO HAS WALKS ON THE STAGE WITH THE BEST HAIRCUT. THIS IS ABOUT WHO HAS A CREDIBLE PLAN TO ADDRESS THE CONCERNS OF CANADIANS LIKE THE COST-OF-LIVING AND I THINK HE HAS THAT BEST PLAN. I HOPE HE HAS A CHANCE TO CONVEY THOSE KEY POINTS, THE RECEIPT PEEL OF THE CARBON TAX AND OTHER POINTS AND YOU KNOW I CAN TELL YOU SOMEBODY WHO HAS DONE THOSE DEBATES IT’S CHALLENGING BECAUSE YOU GET THESE 60 OR 90 — >>Question: WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT PEOPLE CASTING VOTES ON YOUR –>>WHAT I KNOW IS THAT OUR CAMPAIGN DID EVERYTHING IT COULD TO COMPLY WITH THE RULES AND WE WERE — AND THE RULES THEMSELVES WERE VERY STRINGENT AND THE RULES IN MY LEADERSHIP CAMPAIGN WE ARE NOW TALKING TWO YEARS AGO WERE VALIDATED BY THE OTHER LEADERSHIP CAMPAIGNS AND THE RETURNING OFFICER AND THE — THE INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY VENDOR THAT ADMINISTERED THE ELECTRONIC VOTE AND AN AUDITOR, ALL OF THEM VALIDATED THIS AS A CLEAN COMPLIANT ELECTION WHICH I WON BY A MARGIN OF TWO TO ONE. I’M NOT GOING TO BE TRYING TO DISTRACTED FROM THE –>>Question: WILL YOU MAKE ANY CHANGES MOVING FORWARD IN RESPONSE TO THAT?>>I THINK THERE WILL BE A RESOLUTION AT OUR NEXT CONVENTION TO GO TO AN IN-PERSON VOTING — THAT IS THE RULE I ACTUALLY WANTED OUR NEW PARTY TO EMBRACE WHEN WE EMERGED. I’M SORRY I’M NOT ANSWERING THESE TECHNICAL ALBERTA QUESTIONS OVER HERE. I WAS PUSHING FOR US TO HAVE A PHYSICAL VOTING TRADITIONAL SYSTEM AND I HOPE THAT WE’LL REVERT TO THAT BECAUSE I’VE SEEN PROBLEMS IN ELECTRONIC VOTING IN THE PAST AND THIS IS A WAY TO AVOID THOSE IN THE FUTURE. >>HAVE YOU BEEN INTERVIEWED BY THE RCMP OFFICE. >>I HAVE A PACKED SCHEDULE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Question: WHERE ELSE ARE YOU GOING WHEN YOU’RE HERE. IF YOU CONTACT THE CBC THEY CAN SHARE. >>INCIDENT MEMORIZED THEM. TOMORROW I’M IN THE G.T.A. AND SUNDAY. >>>THANK YOU.>>Mark: JASON KENNEY IN THE OTTAWA AREA RIDING OF NEPEAN ANSWERING QUESTIONS AFTER HE DELIVERED A SPEECH ON BEHALF OF THE LOCAL CANDIDATE THE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE IN THAT RIDING BRIAN St. LOUIS WHO IS RUNNING AGAINST A LIBERAL INCUMBENT CHANDRA ARIYA. IT WAS CREATED AFTER SOME REDISTRIBUTION FOR THE 2015 ELECTION, IT’S AN AREA THAT HAS VOTED BOTH CONSERVATIVE AND LIBERAL IN THE PAST. >>>SO INTERESTING TO SEE JASON KENNEY THE ALBERTA PREMIER WHO IS CAMPAIGNING FOR A COUPLE DAYS IN ONTARIO CHOOSE THAT VENUE TO SPEND HIS TIME. YOU HEARD HIM REFERRING TO THE FACT THAT HE’S DOING 16 EVENTS. IT IS INTERESTING THAT JASON KENNEY IS HERE. LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT FOR A MOMENT. >>>IT IS. HE WAS A LONG-TIME CABINET MINISTER, A VERY STRONG ONE UNDER FORMER PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER. WIDELY VIEWED FOR MANY YEARS AS A POTENTIAL SUCCESSOR TO — BUT HE’S AN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR, POPULAR IN THE PARTY, BIG FUNDRAISER, LED THEIR STRATEGY IN BRINGING VOTERS FROM ETHNIC COMMUNITIES OVER THE CONSERVATIVES AWAY FROM THE LIBERALS. IT’S INTERESTING THAT HE’S CAMPAIGNING FOR HIM.>>Mark: BILL, WHAT YOU DO YOU THINK, JASON KENNEY IS HERE AND DOUG FORD IS NOT IN ONTARIO ON BEHALF OF THE ANDREW SCHEER BUT THE PREMIER OF ALBERTA IS CAMPAIGNING IN ALBERTA ON BEHALF OF ANDREW SCHEER. >>KENNEY’S EXPERIENCE WAS HE WAS THE MAIN POINT MAN NOR — HE WAS ON THE ROAD CONSTANTLY. HE STILL HAS THOSE CONNECTIONS AND A LOT OF THOSE CONNECTIONS ARE IN THE 905. JASON KENNEY CAN HELP THEM DO THAT IN SOME RIDINGS.>>THEN THE UNION HAS SAID THOSE EMPLOYEES WILL GO ON STRIKE STARTING ON MONDAY IN SOME SCHOOLS THAT MEANS THAT SCHOOLS WILL CLOSE PARTICULARLY HERE IN THE OTTAWA AREA FREE SYRIAN ARMY THE OTTAWA CATHOLIC BOARD SAID THEY WILL CLOSE THE SCHOOL BOARDS OTHER SCHOOL BOARDS WON’T BE AFFECTED BY THIS EITHER BECAUSE THEY’LL CHOOSE TO KEEP THE SCHOOLS OPEN OR BECAUSE THEIR EMPLOYEES ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY UNIONS IN THIS NEGOTIATION. IT’S A HODGE-PODGE BUT THERE WILL BE POTENTIALLY DISRUPTION ON MONDAY IF THE NEGOTIATIONS DO NOT LEAD TO A CONCLUSION BY SUNDAY HERE IN ONTARIO AND THAT COULD IMPACT THE CAMPAIGN. THERE COULD BE SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT AND THEY COULD BE CONNECTING DOUG FORD’S BEHAVIOUR AND THE DISRUPTION CAUSED BY DOUG FORD’S GOVERNMENT TO ANDREW SCHEER. >>>SO LET’S COME BACK TO ANDREW SCHEER. WE ARE INTERESTED IN YOUR OPINIONS ON WHETHER ANDREW SCHEER IS READY TO BE PRIME MINISTER BECAUSE HE IS AHEAD IN MOST OF THE POLLS. I CAN THE OTHER PARTY LEADERS ARE BEHAVING AS THOUGH HE’S AHEAD IN THE POLLS. THEY ARE GOING AFTER HIM A LITTLE BIT. AND THERE ARE SOME QUESTIONS THAT HAVE QUITE NATURALLY — JUSTIN TRUDEAU TODAY QUESTIONING HIS HONESTY BECAUSE OF THIS ISSUE ABOUT HIS AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP SO WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHERE ANDREW SCHEER STANDS NOW. ARE CANADIANS STILL GETTING TO KNOW HIM?>>I THINK THEY ARE STILL GETTING TO KNOW HIM AND I THINK ALSO THE MAIN ARGUMENT THAT THE CONSERVATIVES TOOK INTO THE LAST CAMPAIGN AGAINST JUSTIN TRUDEAU WAS THIS LINE HE’S NOT READY AND THAT’S NOT AN ATTACK THAT THE LIBERALS CAN USE AGAINST ANDREW SCHEER IN THE SAME WAY BECAUSE HE HAS HAD MANY, MANY YEARS IN POLITICS, BUT MOST OF THAT TIME HE WAS A SPEAKER SORT OF A NON-PARTISAN POSITION WE DIDN’T HEAR A LOT FROM HIM AND HE WAS REALLY AN UNKNOWN QUANTITY AND WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF HIS POLICY ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE SIMILAR TO WHAT HARPER HAD IN GOVERNMENT.>>>THOSE ATTACKS CAME UP AGAIN AGAINST LIBERAL STEFAN AND DION AND — SO HE WAS SHE WAS PRESSED ON THAT TODAY WHEN THIS CAME UP WHEN YOUR PARTY WAS ATTACKING THESE OTHER LEADERS ON THEIR DUAL CITIZENSHIP DID YOU SAY ANYTHING AND ALL HE SAID WAS I WASN’T LEADER OF THE PARTY AT THE TIME. MAYBE IT SUGGESTS THAT HE DISAGREED WITH THE LINE OF ATTACK BUT HE NEVER MADE OBVIOUS AND TODAY I THINK HE’S TRYING TO MAKE IT OBVIOUS. >>>HOW BIG AN ISSUE IS IT? HE’S AMONG MANY CANADIANS HAVE DUAL CITIZENSHIP AND I’LL POINT OUT I HAVE BRITISH CITIZENSHIP, MY FATHER WAS BORN IN THE U.K. SO I HAVE BRITISH CITIZENSHIP BECAUSE OF THAT. IT’S NOT UNUSUAL. I DON’T THINK ON ITS OWN IT REFLECTS A REDUCTION IN LOYALTY TO CANADA SO IS IT THE SYMBOLISM? IS IT THE FACT THAT IT WASN’T PUBLICIZED UNTIL NOW. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS AT THE HEART OF THIS. >>I THINK IT’S A MINOR THING OVERALL BUT COUPLED WITH THE INSURANCE BROKER THING WHERE HE HAD BEEN CLAIMING HE WAS AN INSURANCE BROKENER AND HE HADN’T BECOME AN INSURANCE BROKER. IT ALLOWS THE OTHER PARTIES TO CLAIM THAT HE’S NOT ALWAYS ENTIRELY UP AND UP WITH HIS OWN BACKGROUND SO IT’S A LITTLE KINK IN THE ARMOUR BUT I DON’T THINK IT’S DEVASTATING. >>I THINK IT SHOWS DESPITE HIS TIME IN POLITICS HE HASN’T BEEN A HUGELY KNOWN QUANTITIES. AND IT UNDERSCORES HOW LITTLE HE IS KNOWN. >>AND HE’S BEEN THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADER FOR TWO YEARS, RIGHT AND BEFORE THAT I DON’T KNOW THAT ANYBODY WAS THINKING HE WAS GOING TO BE A BIG FACTOR IN THE FEDERAL ELECTION — SGL /* DSH SUDDENLY HE’S RATHER PARTISAN AND HAD SHARP LINES ABOUT THE LIBERALS ALL THE TIME. BUT IT WAS BECAUSE HE HAD TO KEEP THAT UNDER WRAPS BEFORE. DOUG FROM TORONTO. >>HELLO.>>GO AHEAD. >>I THINK DESPITE THE LIBERALS AND THE MEDIA AND THE LIBERAL MEDIA HE IS THE RIGHT PERSON TO VOTE FOR. HE’S THE ONLY ONE THAT’S GOING TO CUT TAXES. I MEAN, THAT ENDS THE ARGUMENT.>>OKAY. DOUG, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CALL. LET’S GO TO BARBARA IN EDMONTON. HELLO, BARBARA. >>HELLO.>>BADE GO AHEAD. >>YES, I THINK SCHEER IS THE BEST CANDIDATE. HE’S THE ONLY ONE WHO, I BELIEVE, USES OR BELIEVES IN HIS HEART IN HIS TITLE OF HONOURABLE. >>WHY DO YOU SAY THAT. >>DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I’M SAYING. HIS TITLE IS HONOURABLE ANDREW SCHEER AND I THINK HE TAKES AT THAT HONOURABLE TO HEART. I JUST — I CAN’T — I DON’T CARE ABOUT — IT’S NICE WE GET THE TAX REDUCTION OR ANYTHING ELSE, I’M MORE CONCERNED ABOUT SOMEBODY WHO HAS INTEGRITY AND IS GOING TO DO A BETTER JOB. I’M MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THINGS LIKE WHY DID WE NOT GET THE PERFORMANCE REPORT ON THE LIBERALS? IT’S MANDATORY, IS IT NOT?>>I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE REFERRING TO?>>EVERY YEAR THERE’S A REPORT COMES OUT THAT’S ON THE PERFORMANCE, IT’S LIKE A REPORT CARD ON HOW THE GOVERNMENT HAS DONE. >>WE HAVEN’T SEEN ONE IN FOUR YEARS. >>I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT IS. I’M NOT AWARE OF ANY REPORT CARD. I THINK THERE ARE ORGANIZATIONS OUTSIDE OF GOVERNMENT THAT DO REPORT CARDS ON THE GOVERNMENT ALL THE TIME BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT OFFICIAL REPORT CARD YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT. >>>WELL, IT COMES BY THE AUDITOR GENERAL WHICH TRUDEAU. >>THE AUDITOR GENERAL DOESN’T DO AN ANNUAL REPORT, THE AUDITOR GENERAL’S OFFICE DOES REGULAR REPORTS ON VARIOUS DIN THINGS THAT THE GOVERNMENT DOES AND THOSE REPORTS HAVE CONTINUED THROUGHOUT THE LAST FOUR YEARS. >>BUT THE TWO ISSUES, THE ONE ABOUT HIS PASSPORT IS A RIDICULOUS. I THINK IT WOULD BE AN — AND NOT BRITAIN OF COURSE, I’M SORRY. AND THE OTHER THING IS, IS IF WE’RE — I MEAN, YOU WERE IN PARLIAMENT, YOU SAID, WHEN SCHEER WAS ELECTED TO THE HOUSE. IS IT NOT TRUE THAT THE ONLY REASON HE GOT ELECTED IS BECAUSE THE MAJORITY VOTED HIM IN, WHICH TELLS ME HIGH TRUST HIGH RESPECT. >>OKAY. BARBARA, THANK YOU. JEFF IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO. HELLO. >>HI. THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. FIRST OF ALL, ON THE OUT WEST PREMIER WAS SPEAKING HAD A NAUSEA BAG AND GRAVOL BACK HERE AND OF COURSE HE’S GOING TO PROMOTE ANDREW SCHEER BEST FRIEND AND NOW HE CAN DISH IT OUT AND HE CAN’T TAKE IT ANDREW SCHEER. I THINK IT’S ABOUT TIME SOMEBODY PRESSURED HIM. HE’S IMMATURE. HE’S EVASIVE, HE DOESN’T HAVE A PLATFORM AND EVERY TIME YOU ASK HIM A QUESTION ABOUT HIM OR HIS PARTY IT’S AN ATTACK ON JUSTIN TRUDEAU. THAT JUST SHOWS HOW INSECURE HE IS AND HOW IMMATURE HE IS AND I WOULDN’T WANT THAT GUY TO REPRESENT ME AROUND THE WORLD. THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL.>>THANK YOU. LET’S GO TO DENNIS IN PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA. >>HI, MARK, I WAS TAKING GRAVE CONCERN OVER TRUDEAU THIS MORNING SAYING THAT SCHEER SHOULD BE HONEST WITH THE PUBLIC. I’M NOT SURE HOW OTHER PEOPLE FEEL. JUST BECAUSE HE WAS AFRAID TO SAY HE WAS A PRO-LYVER AND HE NEGLECTED TO SAY HE HAD DUAL CITIZENSHIP AND HE MISLEAD THE PEOPLE A BIT ON HIS INSURANCE JOBS, THAT’S NOT REALLY LYING TO THE PUBLIC. NONE OF THOSE WERE REALLY LIES. AND TRUDEAU, AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED, HE PROVIDED FALSE INFORMATION TO THE RCMP TO HAVE THE VICE ADMIRAL ARRESTED. THEN HE WITH-HELD THE EVIDENCE THAT HIS LAWYER NEEDED TO DEFEND HIM. THEY HANDED OVER 60 PAGES OF REDACTED STUFF THAT SHE COULDN’T EVEN USE. THEN HE LET’S CORPORATIONS MAKE THEIR OWN LAWS. HE LIED TO THE CANADIAN PUBLIC AT LEAST TEN TIMES ON THE SNC THING. WE ALL KNOW. AND ONCE ON THE BLACKFACE THING. SO AND HE COULDN’T REMEMBER THAT THIRD TIME. I CAN REMEMBER EVERY TIME I DRESSED UP WITH A BLACKFACE AND I’M NOT GUILTY OF ANYTHING AND I VOTED FOR PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU, SO YOU KNOW, I HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE SHAME OF PUTTING CANADA THROUGH HIS — THOSE YEARS, BUT HE SHUTDOWN FOUR PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES INVESTIGATING THE SCANDAL AND HE OBSTRUCTED THE — AND HE’S OBSTRUCTING AN RCMP INVESTIGATION HIDING BEHIND CABINET CONFIDENCE LIKE HE DOESN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO HIDE. I THINK IT’S SO POOR FOR HIM TO STAND UP AND SAY THAT SCHEER SHOULD BE HONEST WITH THE PUBLIC. THAT’S PRETTY WELL ALL I HAVE. NEVER PHONED BEFORE, MARK AND I JUST STARTED WATCHING YOUR PROGRAM THE LAST FEW WEEKS AND SO I JUST WANTED TO GET THAT OUT THERE. >>THANK YOU, DENNIS. I APPRECIATE YOUR CALL. MATHIEU IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. >>HELLO. AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I’D LIKE TO THANK THE TWO PREVIOUS CALLERS AND ECHO SIMILAR SENTIMENTS. I DON’T BELIEVE ANDREW SCHEER IS THE MAN TO LEAD CANADA. OUR ENVIRONMENT, OUR FUTURE AND DEPENDANCY ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND OUR WATER CARE LAND AND FOREST CARE AND THE ECONOMY WITHIN CANADA AND IT’S LONG-TERM OTHER THIS BOOM AND BUST AND AND THE CONSERVATIVES WHAT I’M OBSERVING IS THEY’VE GOT ANOTHER POSTER BOY LIKE JUSTIN TRUDEAU FOR THE LIBERALS AND IT’S THE CORPORATE CONSERVATIVE PLATFORM BEGINNING BACK WITH MULRONEY AND THE SELL-OUT TO THE U.S. CARRIED OVER WITH HARPER AND NOW WITH A SMILING HARPER WITH SCHEER. AND I DON’T AGREE WITH IT. I DON’T THINK HE’S A GOOD REPRESENTATIVE FOR CANADIANS. HONESTLY WHEN AIM HEARING AND WHAT’S GOING ON IS — AT 39 SO I’M LISTENING TO GO MY ELDERS AND GRANDPARENTS AND THEN MY PARENTS WHO ARE BABY-BOOMER ELDERS NOW BUT I’D LIKE TO REMEMBER MIND THEM WHERE THEY ARE MEDICARE COMES FROM AND TOMMY DOUGLAS AND PEARSON AND LIBERAL GOVERNMENTS — STILL WEAKNESSES TO THE NATIVES AND FIRST NATIONS BECAUSE WE WOULDN’T HAVE ALL THIS WEALTH AND INFRASTRUCTURE IF IT WASN’T FOR THE INDIGENOUS NATIONS WELLING IN THE EUROPEAN EXPLORESERS AND SETTLED IN AND CONQUERED TO BETRAYAL AND PUT THEM IN PRISON CAMPINGS. BACK TO THE LEADER WE NEED SOMEONE TO STAND UP TOP FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND THIS INTERNATIONAL WITH TRUMP AND PUTIN BECAUSE I BELIEVE CAN IS BEING DISRESPECTED AND MOCKED AT THE ACTING OF JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND HOW CANADIANS ARE LET THAT CONTINUE ON, I THINK TRUMP EVEN GRABBED HIS HAND TO MAKE HIM SHAKE IT LIKE A PUPPET. >>OKAY. >>WE HAVE TO PUT DOWN THESE — >>DIVISIONS AND THEY HAVE SO GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL TEACHINGS AND ESPECIALLY IF THEIRIE CHRISTIANS AND CATHOLICS — AND THE RACISM IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. >>OKAY, I’M GOING TO JUMP IN BECAUSE WE HAVE LOTS OF PEOPLE TO GET TO. NICK IS IN TORONTO. HEMO. NICK. >>>THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. WHAT I WANT TO SAY IS I’VE BEEN I’VE BEEN IN WOOD BURROW SINCE 1951 AND AS SOON AS I VOTE I VOTE LIBERAL. EVEN WHEN HIS FATHER WAS IN POWER I VOTED FOR HIM AS WELL, WHICH I THOUGHT HE WAS AN EVIL MAN, BUT HIS SON MAKE HIM LOOK. [ UNCLEAR ]>>>I CAN’T UNDERSTAND HOW HE CAN STAND TO WHAT GO ON FRONT OF THE TV CAMERA AND LOOK STRAIGHT FACE AT THE CANADIAN TO ALL THE THINGS THAT HE’S DONE AND THE EMBARRASSMENT THAT HE HAS CAUSED CANADIANS. I HAVE A DAUGHTER THAT TRAVELS THE WORLD FOR A FINANCIAL COMPANY AND SHE WORKED FOR JUSTIN AND SHE WORKS AS PROUD AS ANY OTHER POERN AT THE AT THE TIME BECAUSE ALL OVER THE WORLD HE WAS A SAINT. I MEAN, HE WAS THE PERSON THAT WAS GOING TO SAVE CANADA AND THE WORLD. TODAY HE REMOVE THE FLAG OUT OF HITS BRIEFCASE AND OUT OF HIS TRAVELLING CASES AND THE CANADIAN FLAG BECAUSE WE NOW ARE KNOWN AS A BAD-FAITH PRIME MINISTER, THIS MAN IS A LIAR. >>ALL RIGHT. NICK.>>THIS MAN IS A DECEIT.>>WE’LL GO NOW TO CHERYL IN SASKATOON. HELLO. >>HI, THERE. THE QUESTION WAS ABOUT ANDREW SCHEER AND IF HE’S READY TO BE THE PRIME MINISTER. AND I REALLY DON’T THINK HE IS. I DON’T THINK HE PERFORMED VELLON FACE-TO-FACE AND ALSO WHEN I WATCHED THE FRENCH DEBATE I DIDN’T THINK HE DID VELLON THERE EITHER. AND I WONDER — I DON’T THINK HE’S GOING TO DO VERY WELL AGAINST TRUMP IF THERE’S ANY NEGOTIATIONS. LIKE, I THINK HE WANTED TO REOPEN NAFTA WITH TRUMP, AND I DON’T THINK HE’S GOING TO HANDLE HIMSELF VERY WELL WITH THAT. SO I DON’T THINK HE’S READY AT ALL. >>OKAY, CHERYL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CALL. WE ARE GETTING LOTS OF RESPONSE ALREADY ON SOCIAL MEDIA. IF YOU WANT TO SHARE YOUR COMMENTS WITH US YOU CAN TO SO USING THE HASHTAG CPAC 2019 AND WE’LL LOOK AT THE RESULTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA. NOT SURPRISINGLY CANADIANS ARE DIVIDED ON WHO THEY’LL VOTE FOR IN THE ELECTION. ONE INTERESTING THING, THOUGH, BILL, IS THAT I THINK THAT IF YOU GO BACK A COUPLE OF YEARS I DON’T THINK MANY PEOPLE THOUGHT THAT WE’D BE IN A SITUATION WHERE THIS ELECTION WOULD BE UP FOR GRABS AND I WOULD INCLUDE IN THAT SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO MIGHT OTHERWISE HAVE RUN FOR THE CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP AGAINST ANDREW SCHEER, LIKE JASON KENNEY PERHAPS. LIKE PETER McKAY AND BRAD WALL. I’LL WAIT IT OUT AND WE’LL SEE WHAT THINGS ARE LIKE IN JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S SECOND TERM INSTEAD IT’S A VERY COMPETITIVE RACE AND THERE IS A CHANCE THAT ANDREW SCHEER COULD BE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.>>BECAUSE ANDREW SCHEER IS UP AGAINST HISTORY AND THAT’S WHY SOME OF THE BIG NAMES PROBABLY BAILED OUT ON THE CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP RACE BECAUSE THAT IS UNUSUAL FOR A FIRST TERM MRTH FEDERALLY TO BE COMPLETELY WIPED OUT AND LOSE POWER THE NEXT TIME AROUND. PLUS YOU’VE ALSO GOT THE BALANCE OF PROVINCES TOO. ONTARIO LIKES TO BALANCE, LIBERALS ON ONE SIDE AND THE CONSERVATIVES ON THE OTHER. I THINK THE CALLERS REFLECT WHAT POLLSTERS ARE SAYING WHICH IS IF THERE IS A VALID QUESTION EMERGING IT’S JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS HE INSPIRES STRONG FEELINGS AND PEOPLE LIKE HIM OR DISLIKE HIM AND FROM THAT POINT YOU MOVE ON TO HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT ANDREW SCHEER. >>IS THAT WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? DO YOU THINK IT’S NOT SO MUCH THAT PEOPLE ARE EMBRACING ANDREW SCHEER AS MUCH AS THEY ARE LOOKING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE TO JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND THEY’RE KIND OF EVALUATING WHETHER ANDREW SCHEER CAN BE THAT PERSON. >>I THINK FOR MANY PEOPLE THAT’S THE CASE. IN 2015 IT WAS A CHANGE ELECTION AND JUSTIN TRUDEAU CAME IN AND HIGH EXPECTATIONS AND SO THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO FALL IN THE CAMP THAT BILL MENTION PDS OF REALLY LIKING JUSTIN TRUDEAU THEY’RE ENTHUSIASM MIGHT BE MORE MUTED SO THAT’S ONE OF THE CHALLENGES THE LIBERALS ARE FACING IS NOT JUST TO MAKE SURE VOTES DON’T GO TO THE NDP OR THE GREENS OR — BUT TO SORT OF MAKE SURE PEOPLE GET OUT TO VOTE AND THAT PEOPLE WHO WOULD BE SUPPORTING LIBERALS FEEL AS ENTHUSIASTIC AS ABOUT IT. AND THERE IS A LOT LESS ENTHUSIASM AROUND HIM THIS TIME AROUND AS THERE WOULD BE FOR ANY INCUMBENT BUT THE DISAPPIONTMENTS AND THE NEWS OF THE BLACKFACE OBVIOUSLY IS PEOPLE ARE MORE… THE KEY FACTOR FOR JUSTIN TRUDEAU THE LAST TIME AROUND THE CONSERVATIVE VOTE WAS LARGELY THE SAME FROM THE PREVIOUS ELECTION BUT THE LIBERALS GOT A BOOST FROM YOUNG PEOPLE ENTHUSIASTIC YOUNG PEOPLE AND SO WHEN YOU TALK TO LIBERALS CAMPAIGNING THAT’S WHAT THEY WORRY ABOUT BECAUSE WHO ARE THOSE PEOPLE SHOWING UP AT YOUR DOOR, TONS OF YOUNG PEOPLE. IF THERE’S LOW ENTHUSIASM AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE THAT AFFECTS THE TURN-OUT AND THE GROUND GAME FOR THE LIBERAL PARTY. >>LET’S LOOK AT WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ON SOCIAL MEDIA. PLEASE USE THE HASHTAGS CPAC VOTE 2019 TO SHARE YOUR COMMENTS, OUR QUESTION TODAY IS ANDREW SCHEER READY TO BE PRIME MINISTER? EDWARD WRITES: . >>>SO WHAT DO YOU THINK? WE’RE OPEN TO YOUR OPINIONS, YOU CAN CALL US ANYTIME AND YOU CAN SEND US E-MAIL AT AT “HAVE YOUR SAY.” DO YOU THINK THAT THE INSURANCE BROKER ISSUE BEEN RESOLVED OR IS IT STILL TOP OF MIND FOR CANADIANS THE FACT THAT HE SAID HE WAS ON AN INSURANCE BROKER AND HE HAD NOT ACHIEVED THAT HAPPEN STATUS. >>I THINK THE EFFECT THAT IT HAS HAD IS SORT OF OUT THERE NOW. I’M NOT SURE WHAT ELSE THERE IS TO EXPLORE THERE IN SO-AS IT FOLLOWS ON OTHER THINGS OR PRECEDES OTHER THINGS LIKE THE DUAL CITIZENSHIP AND HE’S CHIPPING AWAY AT HIS CREDIBILITY, CAN PLAY A ROLE AND THE OTHER INTERESTING THING ONE OTHER CALLER SAYING WHY AREN’T WE TALKING BEING THIS WHEN THERE’S ALL THESE THINGS TRUDEAU HAS DONE. SCHEER HAS NOT BEEN PRIME MINISTER FOR FOUR YEARS SO THERE’S LESS TO LOOK AT AND PEOPLE HAVE TO BUT BECAUSE OF THAT THESE SMALLER THINGS LIKE THE INSURANCE BROKER AND DUAL CITIZENSHIP BECOME MAGNIFIED BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR INFORMATION. >>IT’S TIME TO CHECK IN WITH CPAC’S SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYST WINSTON SEE FOLLOWING THE TRENDS. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. >>GOOD AFTERNOON, MARK.>>AS WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT ANDREW SCHEER HAS CONFIRMED THAT HE HAS DUAL CANADIAN-U.S. CITIZENSHIP BECAUSE HIS FATHER WAS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES. HE’S SAYING HE’S IN THE PROCESS OF RENOUNCING AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP. WHAT YOU SEEN IN TERMS OF A REACTION ON SOCIAL MEDIA. >>IT’S INTERESTING BECAUSE THE CONVERSATION REALLY IS DIVIDED. THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE SAYING THAT THIS IS YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF ANDREW SCHEER BEING A HYPOCRITE YET MANY PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT IT DOESN’T REALLY MATTER SO MUCH TO THEM AND THAT IT’S ANOTHER DISTRACTION TO THE REAL ISSUES SO LET’S LOOK AT THE COMMENTS, THIS FIRST ONE: . DEFINITELY COMMENTS ON BOTH SIDES AND SOME PEOPLE UNDERSTANDING TO WHY THIS WOULD BE A LARGER ISSUE AND WOULD BE A CONFLICT AS WELL.>>VERY INTERESTING. NOW, OF COURSE ANOTHER ISSUE THAT CAME UP THIS WEEK IS JUSTIN TRUDEAU CAMPAIGNING WITH TWO PLANES, ONE THAT HE AND HIS STAFF AND PERSONNEL ARE USING AND THE OTHER FOR EQUIPMENT AND OF COURSE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE BEING AT THE TOP OF THE AGENDA DURING THIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN THE CONSERVATIVE twitter ACCOUNT HAS BEEN HAVING A FIELD DAY WITH THIS NEWS. WE SAW ANDREW SCHEER RAISE IT DURING THE DEBATE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN FRENCH SO HOW IS THAT PLAYING OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA?>>WELL, IT’S BEEN INTERESTING BECAUSE AS YOU SAID THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY HAS HAD A FIELD DAY WITH THIS. THEY CREATED ALL SORTS OF MEMES TO MOCK TRUDEAU OF HIS USE AND THE CARBON OUTPUT, THEY PUT COMPARISON ON HOW MUCH FUEL THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY IS PUTTING OUT AND CARBON VERSUS THE LIBERALS AND THE LIBERALS HAVE SAID THEY ARE PAYING CARBON OFFSETS BUT LOOK AT THE TWEETS THAT THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY HAVE PUT OUT.>>>COMPARING WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE VERSUS WHAT’S HAPPENING NORTH OF THE BORDER WITH THE ELECTION SO IS THIS A BIG ISSUE, SHOULD WE BE FOCUSSING ON THE OTHER THINGS AND THE OTHER ISSUES THAT WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT IN A SECOND.>>SO THAT IS THE BIG QUESTION I THINK WE’VE HAD THIS ISSUE WITH THE AIRPLANES AND THE DUE CITIZENSHIP, DO YOU THINK THAT MEANS THAT CANADIANS HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT SNC-LAVALIN AND SOME OF THE OTHER ISSUES WE WERE TALKING ABOUT A FEW WEEKS AGO?>>WELL, LESS THAN 0 DAYS AGO THAT WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST STORIES LEADING INTO THIS ELECTION AND IT SEEMS LIKE WE’RE NOT REALLY UTTERING THOSE WORDS AS MUCH AM I NOR. THIS IS AN INTEREST IMAGE THAT SHOWS THE GOOGLE TRENDS AND THE DARKER COLOURS MEANS THE MORE CONVERSATION THAT’S GOING ON AND SO THIS IS THE MAPS SHOWING SPECIFIC SEARCH INTERESTS IN SNC-LAVALIN AND YOU CAN SEE ON THE EAST COAST THERE ARE SOME PARTS OF ATLANTIC CANADA INCLUDING THE AVALON PENINSULA WHERE SNC-LAVALIN IS A BIGGER CONVERSATION EVEN PARTS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA TOWARDS THE NORTH THERE, NORTHWEST YOU DO SEE SOME HIGHER CONVERSATIONS, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THIS CONVERSATION VERSUS THE NEXT IMAGE HERE WHICH IS OF THE TALK AROUND TAXES. DEFINITELY A MUCH HIGHER CONTRAST WHERE YOU SEE MORE CONVERSATION AROUND TAXES AND WHY THAT IS MORE IMPORTANT. SO IT SEEMS THAT THE CONVERSATION HAS SHIFTED AND WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT SNC-LAVALIN AS MUCH. WHAT ARE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT? IS TOPICS LIKE THESE, TOPICS LIKE CLIMATE CHANGE, FOSSIL FUEL, RENEWABLE ENERGY SO THE ENVIRONMENT BEING A BIG ONE STILL. EVEN THE TRANS-MOUNTAIN PIPELINE, PEOPLE KIND OF WANTING TO KNOW WHAT ARE THE — HOW ARE THE PLATFORMS GOING TO AFFECT THINGS LIKE THIS IN THE FUTURE OF THINGS LIKE THE TRANS-MOUNTAIN PIPELINE?>>THAT’S REALLY INTERESTING WINSTON, YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT FIVE TOP SEARCHES THAT ARE ALL REALLY IN THE SAME CATEGORY OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY.>>ABSOLUTELY. AND WE ARE TONG TO SEE THAT BEING AT THE TOP OF THE LIST AND IT’S INTERESTING BECAUSE I’VE BEEN ANALYZING IN THE SCOOP ON SOCIAL THAT WE’VE BEEN DOING ON CPAC, THAT CRIME REMAINS AT THE BOTTOM AND WHILE PEOPLE DO THINK CRIME IS IMPORTANT THEY’RE NOT SEARCHING BEING IT AS MUCH AND THE LEADERS HAVE MADE CRIME ONE OF THE TOPICS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN TOUCHING ON IN TERMS OF WHAT IS IMPORTANT AND WHAT THEY WANT TO TALKLE AND PEOPLE AREN’T RESONATING AS MUCH WITH IT IN TERMS OF SEARCHES AND CONVERSATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA. SO WE’LL SEE HOW THIS CHANGES COMING UP TO ELECTION DAY. >>ALL RIGHT, GREAT TO HEAR THE REPORT. THANK YOU. >>>THANK YOU.>>HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND. >>YOU TOO. SEE YOU NEXT WEEK. CPAC SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYST. I FIND THAT REALLY INTERESTING AND ESPECIALLY THAT LAST POINT THAT HE MADE BECAUSE IN THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS WE’VE SEEN JUSTIN TRUDEAU TALKING ABOUT BUYING BACK AN ASSAULT WEAPONS FROM CANADIANS AND SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY ON THAT AND ANDREW SCHEER TALKED ABOUT GANG VIOLENCE AND HOW TO ADDRESS THAT. SO WE SAW JUSTIN TRUDEAU MEETING WITH TORONTO AREA MAYORS SO WE’RE HEARING A LOT ABOUT CRIME PARTICULARLY IN THE LAST FEW DAYS BUT IT DOESN’T SEEM TO BE SOMETHING THAT CANADIANS HAVE AT THE TOP OF THEIR LIST. >>I WAS INTERESTED TO SEE THAT TOO BECAUSE WHEN THE ELECTION BEGAN WE HAD BEEN THINKING THIS MIGHT BE A CLIMATE CHANGE ELECTION AND THEN WE DIDN’T HEAR ABOUT IT UNTIL LAST WEEK WITH THE PROTEST AND THEN IT WAS TOP AND MOVED ON. SO IT WAS,000,000,000,000,000ING TO SEE THAT AND I THINK CRIME IN PARTICULAR IS ONE OF THOSE ISSUES LIKE CLIMATE CHANGE WHERE THE LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES DO HAVE DIFFERENT APPROACHES AND THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS IT WAS INTERESTING TO SEE SCHEER HAVING TO STILL FACE SO MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS PASSPORT AND DUAL CITIZENSHIP TODAY IN TORONTO BECAUSE HE WAS LAUNCHING PROBABLY A — TALKING ABOUT MORE MANDATORY MINIMUMS, TOTALLY NEW APPROACH TO GUN CRIME AND IT SEEMS LIKE HE HAD A TROUBLE GETTING TO THAT TO RESONATE. >>BILL, I WANT TO ASK ABOUT ANDREW SCHEER AND HIS PARTY’S PLATFORM IN 2015 YOU COULD ARGUE IT WAS A CHANGE ELECTION. THEY CHOSE OBVIOUSLY SOMEONE NEW IN JUSTIN TRUDEAU BUT IT WAS CLEAR WHAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU WAS GOING TO DO IF HE BECAME PRIME MINISTER WHAT HE PROMISED TO DO HE PROMISED ELECTORAL REFORM AND LEGAL CANNABIS AND HE PROMISED TO RUN DEFICITS AND BALANCE THE BOOKS AND HE YOU CAN ARGUE HE BROKE PROMISES BUT HE HAD A CLEAR PLATFORM. DO YOU THINK CANADIANS FEEL THAT THERE IS A CLEAR PLATFORM FROM THE CONSERVATIVES THIS TIME AROUND? IS IT AS DIFFERENT AND DISTINCT FROM THE OTHER PARTIES?>>I THINK WHEN WE SEE THOSE SOCIAL MEDIA SEARCHES FOR TAXES I THINK THAT FLOWS INTO THE CONSERVATIVE PLATFORM AND TO A LESSER EXTENT THE LIBERAL PLATFORM BECAUSE TAXES ARE A BIG PART OF THE CAMPAIGN, IF YOU JUST IN TERMS OF THE RATIO OF NEW TAX CUTS VERSUS NEW SPENDING PROMISES BOTH THE LIBERALS AND THE CONSERVATIVE PLATFORM WEIGHED MORE ON THE TAX CUT VERSUS NEW SPENDING. >>>THE ISSUE WITH THE PLATFORM FOR THE CONSERVATIVES IS THERE’S NO PLATFORM AND NO DATE. SO HOPEFULLY SOON BECAUSE WE WANT TO CRUNCH THE NUMBERS. >>OBVIOUSLY THERE HAVE BEEN COMMITMENTS MADE. >>THEY HAVE BEEN RELEASING PARLIAMENTARY BUDGET OFFICER COSTING FOR EACH ONE AS THEY WENT ALONG AND THEY ARE SAYING THAT ALL OF THEIR PROMISES WILL HAVE GONE THROUGH THAT PROCESS. BUT THE BIG QUESTION AND ANDREW SCHEER MADE THE DECISION BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN EVEN STARTED IS HE HAD CAMPAIGN FOR THE LEADERSHIP SAYING HE WOULD BALANCE THE BOOKS IN TWO YEARS AND PRIOR TO THIS CAMPAIGN HE CHANGED THAT AND SAID HE WAS GOING TO TAKE PROBABLY FIVE YEARS SO THAT GIVES HIM A BIT MORE ROOM, BUT THE — HE’S ADDED ON TAX CUTS, SUBSTANTIAL TAX CUTS AND NEW SPENDING ON TOP OF THAT. SO THERE’S A HUGE QUESTION NOT ANSWERED HOW YOU GO FROM THE NEW BASELINE TO ZERO. >>THE CARBON TAX IS FRONT AND CENTRE FOR ANDREW SCHEER. HE SAID HE WOULD SCRAP IT. IS THAT SORT OF HIS SIGNATURE POLICY IDEA?>>YEAH. I WOULD THINK SO IT’S THE KEY PART OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN. OF COURSE THEY’VE ALSO PROPOSED THINGS THAT WOULD BE MOVING IN A CERTAIN POSITIVE DIRECTION RATHER THAN JUST GETTING RID OF WHAT’S THERE ALREADY BUT THEY ARE OBVIOUSLY REALLY TRYING TO FRAME THIS ELECTION IN TERMS OF AFFORDABILITY AND SO WE’RE GOING TO BE HEARING AS WE HAVE BEEN ALL THE TIME ABOUT THE CARBON TAX THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO PAY SORT OF EXAGGERATING HOW MUCH IT COSTS INDIVIDUAL BECAUSE THERE’S NOT REALLY ANY MENTION OF THE REBATE PROVIDED BUT THESE THINGS ARE COMPLICATED AND PEOPLE UNDERSTAND HOW THEY WORK SO IT MAKES SENSE IF YOU ARE A CAMPAIGNING ON A PROMISE TO MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE FOR PEOPLE THEN IT’S A POPULAR PROMISE.>>LET’S TAKE A CALL FROM DAVE IN COCKBURG, ONTARIO. >>HELLO, DAVE. GO AHEAD. >>YEAH, I’M GOOD. [ PLEASE STAND BY ]>>> MEDICAL DECISION. IT’S NOT A LAW. YET WE KNOW WHAT HIS POSITION IS. AS FAR AS THE OTHER ISSUES, THE PROBLEM FOR ANDREW SCHEER SEEMS TO BE WE DON’T KNOW. EVERY TIME WE FIND SOMETHING, I MEAN WHAT WAS HIS RESPONSE YESTERDAY REGARDING DUAL CITIZENSHIP? NOBODY ASKED. YOU’RE APPLYING TO BE THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA, FULL DISCLOSER IS KIND OF A REQUIREMENT HERE.>>OKAY GOI THAT SAY.>>LET ME JUST FINISH QUICKLY OKAY IS? IF I’M LOOKING AT A RESUME. AND HE IS SITTING IN FRONT OF ME AND I CAN’T VERIFY. DID HE NOT THINK WE WOULD CHECK THOSE THINGS?>>OKAY, WOULD YOU APPLY THE SAME STAND TORD JUSTIN TRUDEAU? OKAY DAVE IS NOT THERE ANYMORE. ALL RIGHT SANDY FROM SARNIA, ONTARIO. HELLO SANDY. ARE YOU THERE?>>Caller: THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. YES, I AM. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO COMMENT ON THE DUAL CITIZENSHIP. I DON’T REALLY THINK THAT’S A BIG ISSUE. BUT WHAT I DO THINK IS A BIG ISSUE IS THE CARBON TAX. AND THE FACT THAT THE CONSERVATIVES WILL SCRAP THE CARBON TAX. THAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME. AS I’M A SENIOR, DISABLED CITIZEN. AND LIVE ON A FIXED INCOME. SO INSTEAD OF $100 REBATE A YEAR. IT’S COST ME OVER A HUNDRED DOLLARS A WEEK. THIS CARBON TAX. EVERYTHING HAS GONE SO FAR UP IN PRICE. MR. TRUDEAU CLAIMS ABOUT WHAT HE’S GOING TO DO FOR SENIORS. WELL YOU KNOW WHAT HE DID FOR ME WHEN HE GAVE US AN INCREASE? IT WAS 57 CENTS A MONTH. $6.84 A YEAR. I DON’T THINK THAT’S HELPING AT ALL.>>THANK YOU SANDY FOR YOUR CALL. SO JOANNA, JUST BEFORE WE LET YOU GO. I KNOW UH TO GO. BILL YOU’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO STICK AROUND I THINK. ANY FINAL THOUGHTS ON WHERE ANDREW SCHEER STANDS AND WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF THIS CAMPAIGN?>>I THINK HE NEEDS TO GET BACK ON TRACK IN TERMS OF YOU KNOW, STRONG POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT. I THINK HE NEEDS TO HAVE A STRONG SHOWING IN THE DEBATE. FACT THAT HIS FIRST ONE MONDAY WILL BE IN ENGLISH WILL HELP HIM OUT SO HE’LL BE MORE COMFORTABLE. THE QUEBEC-FOCUSED DEBATE WEDNESDAY. STARTING RIGHT OFF THE BAT WITH THE QUESTION ABORTION HAD HIM BACK ON HIS HEELS. IT WAS DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO RECOVER FROM. SO I DON’T THINK HE’LL HAVE THE SAME DYNAMIC AND HE SHOULD HAVE AN EASIER TIME OF IT.>>AND ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS I’LL SEE MONDAY IS HOW THE OTHER LEADERS BEHAVE AND WHETHER THEY ARE ON THE ATTACK. I’VE CERTAINLY SEEN A LOT OF LIBERAL SUPPORTERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA GOING AFTER ANDREW SCHEER IN A BIG WAY. WHICH SUGGESTS THEY ARE WORRIED THAT HE HAS A CHANCE TO WIN THEY ELECTION. SO IF THE DYNAMIC ON MONDAY IS ONE WHERE ANDREW SCHEER IS THE ONE UNDER ATTACK MORESO THAN JUSTIN TRUDEAU, THAT MIGHT REFLECT THERE’S A PERCEPTION AMONG THE OTHER PARTIES AND THEIR CAMPAIGNS. BUT HE’S GOT THE LEAD.>>YEAH, I THINK THERE’S A REALLY BIG REASON. THE LIBERALS ARE SPENDING A LOT OF TIME TALKING ABOUT ABORTION AND IT’S NOT BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE HE IS GOING TO ROLL BACK ABORTION. THEY KNOW THIS IS SOMETHING THAT REALLY RESONATES WITH THEIR BASE. AND SCARES PEOPLE. AND IT IS A TACTIC.>>Peter: JOANNA THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY. WE’LL SEE YOU AGAIN SOON. AND WE ARE GOING TO GET BACK TO YOUR OPINIONS COMING UP. SO IF YOU HAVE A COMMENT, OUR QUESTION TODAY IS IS ANDREW SCHEER READY TO BE OUR PRIME MINISTER. WE HAVE LINES AVAILABLE NOW OR SEND US A COMMENT ONLINE USING #CPACVOTES 2019. CLOSER LOOK AT WHICH OF THE FEDERAL LEADERS IMPRESSES YOU AND WHY.>>I WAS IMPRESSED WHEN WE HAD TRUDEAU COME IN. WE NEED CHANGE OF LEADERSHIP. IN THE NEXT ELECTION WE’LL HAVE TO SEE WHAT THE PLATFORMS ARE AND SEE WHAT COMES UP AND HOW WE DECIDE TO VOTE, RIGHT?>>FRANKLY NONE RIGHT NOW THAT’S WHY I WANT TO WATCH THE DEBATES.>>I’M MORE FOCUSED ON THE POLICIES INDIVIDUALS. A GOOD GOVERNMENT RELIES ON THE STRENGTH OF THE CABINET AND NOT THE INDIVIDUAL FIGUREHEAD.>>IT WOULD BE ANDREW SCHEER NOT NECESSARILY BECAUSE HE’S IMPRESSED ME WITH HIS CHARISMA. BUT MORESO SOME OF HIS TRADITIONAL VALUES. HIS APPROACH TO ECONOMIC POLICY. THAT TYPE OF THING.>>WELL HOW ABOUT NOT IMPRESSED ME? I’M VERY LIBERAL LEADING AND CURRENTLY I’M NOT HAPPY WITH THE WAY TRUDEAU HANDLED SNC AFFAIR. THE WAY HE SELLED I’M GOING TO STAND UP FOR PEOPLE’S JOBS. ESSENTIALLY WHAT YOU’RE SAYING IS IF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY AND THE FALLOUT OF IT AFFECTS PEOPLE’S JOBS IN YOUR CORPORATION THEN THEY SHOULD BE OFF THE HOOK OR GIVE EIGHT SLAP ON THE WRIST? WHAT’S GOING TO STOP OTHER COMPANIES FROM DOING THE SAME THING AND EXPECTING THE SAME SLAP ON THE WRIST?>>NO, NONE OF THEM HAVE. THEY’VE ALL DISAPPOINTED ME. IT’S JUST WHO IS THE LEAST SCARY OF THE THREE?>>JUSTIN TRUDEAU. HE HAS SOME VISION. HE HAS SOME PRINCIPLES. AND HAS SOME SENSE OF SUPPORTING THE WHOLE OF CANADA. NOT JUST YOU KNOW– WEALTHY PEOPLE. OR– YEAH. SO– YEAH. I HAVE A LOT OF APPRECIATION FOR HIM. I THINK HE’S MADE SOME MISTAKES AND I HOPE HE’S LEARNED FROM THEM.>>IN A FIRST PASS THE POST SYSTEM PAP CANDIDATE MUST GET THE GREATER VOTES TO BE DECLARED THE WINER. EACH VOTER CAN ONLY BE VOTED FOR ONCE. A CANDIDATE DOESN’T NEED TO SECURE A SIMPLE MAJORITY OF THE VOTES. JUST MORE THAN THE NEXT NEAREST CANDIDATE.>>I’M GOING TO HAVE TO SAY THE LIBERAL PARTY.>>WHY?>>I BELIEVE THEIR STANCES REACH OUT MORE TO MINE. CONSERVATIVES IS A GOOD PARTY HOWEVER SOME OF THE STANCES. THEY ARE SWAYING ON THAT I DON’T BELIEVE ON MYSELF. LIBERAL HAPPENS TOF MORE STANCES THAN I WOULD FOLLOW MYSELF.>>THE GREEN PARTY.>>WHY?>>BECAUSE I LIKE HER. SHE SEEMS TO BE AN HONEST LADY. I ALWAYS FORGETTER HAD NAME.>>ELIZABETH MAY.>>TRUDEAU.>>WHY?>>HE’S DONE WELL FOR CANADA. HE’S ALSO– INVOLVED WITH THE STATE. ON RELEASED ACTIVE PRISONERS IN CHINA AND I BELIEVE THAT’S A CORRECT THING HE’S DOING.>>ANDREW SCHEER.>>TELL ME WHY.>>AS YOU CAN TELL BY MY HAIR I’M SLIGHTLY MORE ON THE CONSERVATIVE SIDE. AND SOME OF THE LEFT-LEADING POLICIES IN PLAY ARE LEADING US SIDEWAYS INSTEAD OF FORWARD.>>IT’S DIFFICULT. AT THIS POINT I DON’T TRUST ANY PARTY IN PARTICULAR TO GOVERN THE COUNTRY. I THINK IT’S A TOUGH CHOICE THIS ELECTION.>>THE PARTY THAT PUTS THE PEOPLE FIRST. AND NOT CORPORATIONS. THE PARTY THAT IS WILLING TO MAKE CERTAIN SACRIFICES AND TAKE CERTAIN POLITICAL RISKS THEMSELVES TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT AND GOOD FOR THIS PROVINCE AND FOR THIS COUNTRY.>>TRUDEAU IS IS DOING THE BEST HE CAN, I THINK. HE CAME IN, HE WAS YOUNG AND PERHAPS INEXPERIENCED. BUT HE’S DOING THE BEST HE CAN I THINK. BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF FACTORSES AGAINST POLITICIANS THESE DAYS.>>AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME, I DON’T HAVE A STRONG STANCE. I KNOW THE ONE THAT’S IN HAS GOT TO GO.>>HOW ABOUT YOURSELF?>>YEAH, WE’RE NOT GOING TO BE COMMITTED ON ACTUAL CHOOSING WHO– A LOT OF MY FRIENDS BACK HOME THEY HAVE THEIR VIEWS ON IT. BUT LIKE YOU SAY, EACH PROVINCE AND TERRITORY HAS DIFFERENT RESULTS AND EFFECTS THAT ARE GOING TO BE GOVERNED BY THE NEXT GOVERNMENT. SO RIGHT NOW WE’RE NOT REALLY MAKING A FLAT DECISION ON THAT AS OF YET.>>RIGHT NOW, NONE. I’M SORRY. THEY ARE ALL THE SAME. PRETTY MUCH RIGHT NOW. . >>B.>>B.>>B.>>I THINK IT’S A.>>I’LL GO WITH B.>>181.>>IT’S 181. YOU GOT IT RIGHT.>>THANK YOU.>>YOU CAN CELEBRATE NOW.>>OH YAY.>>IN 1867 AT THE OPENING OF THE FIRST PARLIAMENT, THE HOUSE OF COMMONS CONSISTED OF 181 SEATS. 82 IN ONTARIO. 65 IN QUEBEC. 19 IN NOVA SCOTIA. AND 15 IN NEW BRUNSWICK. AS PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES JOINED CONFEDERATION IN LATER YEARS, THE NUMBER OF SEATS GREW. AND TODAY THERE ARE 338 MEMBERS FROM 10 PROVINCES AND 3 TERRITORIES. . >>Peter: ONCE AGAIN IT IS TIME TO HAVE YOUR SAY. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON CPAC TODAY. I’M MARK SUTCLIFFE. OUR QUESTION TODAY, IS ANDREW SCHEER THE CONSERVATIVE LEADER READY TO BE PRIME MINISTER? WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU TODAY. CALL US RIGHT NOW AT 1-877-296-2722 OR TWEET US @CPACUNDERSCORETV. JOINING US FOR THE DISCUSSION IN OUR SECOND HOUR, BILL CURRY, PARLIAMENTARY REPORTER FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL STILL WITH US. AND JOINING US NOW MO MORA FOREST, POLITICAL REPORTER FOR THE NATIONAL POST. WELCOME MORA. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ANDREW SCHEER’S CAMPAIGN? SOME OF THE PROPOSALS HE’S PUT ON THE TABLE. SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THAT HAVE PUT HIM ON THE DEFENSIVE ABOUT HIS BACKGROUND IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY. HIS DUAL CITIZENSHIP AND SO ON. HIS POSITION ON ABORTION. HOW DO YOU THINK HE’S COME OUT OF THE FIRST PART OF THIS CAMPAIGN?>>WELL, I THINK THAT ANDREW SCHEER AND THE CONSERVATIVES HAVE TRIED TO RUN A CAMPAIGN VERY MUCH FOCUSED ON AFFORDABILITY. TRYING TO– AS THEY SAY, PUT MORE MONEY BACK INTO THE POCKETS OF CANADIANS. CERTAINLY THE CARBON TAX IS PROMISED TO REPEAL THE CARBON TAX HAS BEEN SOMETHING THAT THEY’VE REALLY TRIED TO HIGHLIGHT. BUT I THINK THAT HE’S HAD SOME PROBLEMS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS CAMPAIGN. AS MENTIONED THE LIBERALS HAVE BEEN VERY EFFECTIVE BY CONTINUING TO IMPRESS HIM ON THIS QUESTION OF ABORTION. AND WE SAW THIS WEEK, FINALLY HE DID SAY THAT HE PERSONALLY IS PRO LIFE. BUT I THINK THAT HAS BEEN A VERY EFFECTIVE LINE OF ATTACK. AND I THINK THAT IT WAS PROBABLY A TACTICAL MISTAKE FOR HIM TO WAIT THAT LONG INTO THE CAMPAIGN TO SAY EXACTLY WHAT HIS PERSONAL VIEWS WERE. I THINK IT PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE FOR HIM TO JUST GET THAT OUT OF THE WAY EARLY ON AND TRIED TO RUN A CAMPAIGN THAT WAS MORE FOCUSED ON HIS ACTUAL POLICIES. INSTEAD, I THINK THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF FOCUS ON ANDREW SCHEER’S PERSONAL BELIEFS. AND I’M NOT SURE THAT THE CONSERVATIVES HAVE BEEN ENTIRELY EFFECTIVE. AT REALLY GETTING THEIR MESSAGE ACROSS SO FAR IN THE CAMPAIGN.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT MESSAGE WOULD BE IF THEY COULD GET IT ACROSS? WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO USE AS THEIR WINNING MESSAGE HERE? IS IT ABOUT JUSTIN TRUDEAU? OR IS IT ABOUT THEIR OWN PLATFORM?>>I THINK THAT WELL, I GUESS IT’S BOTH. I THINK CERTAINLY THEY HAVE BEEN HAMMERING HARD THE MESSAGE THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU AS THEY SAY IS NOT AS ADVERTISED. AND I THINK THEY HAVE BEEN SOMEWHAT EFFECTIVE AT THAT. I THINK THAT YOU KNOW, THEY’VE BEEN I THINK PRETTY GOOD AT POINTING TO WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ARE HYPOCRISIES WITH JUSTIN TRUDEAU. MOST RECENTLY AT THE DEBATE THIS WEEK. ANDREW SCHEER’S LYING ABOUT HOW JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S USING TWO CAMPAIGN PLANES. AND SAYING THAT HE’S A HYPOCRITE WHEN IT COMES TO HIS SO-CALLED COMMITMENT TO CLIMATE CHANGE. I THINK THAT WAS AN EFFECTIVE ATTACK. I THINK THAT YOU KNOW, THAT RESONATED. IT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT GOT PICKED UP FROM THAT DEBATE. IN A DEBATE WHERE ANDREW SCHEER OTHERWISE DIDN’T PERFORM ALL THAT WELL. SO HE’S BEEN QUITE GOOD AT THAT. BUT I THINK THEY WANT THEIR MESSAGE TO BE ABOUT AFFORDABILITY. ABOUT PUTTING MONEY BACK IN CANADIANS’ POCKETS. I’M NOT SURE THEY’VE BEEN QUITE SO STRONG AT GETTING THAT MESSAGE OUT THERE AND RESONATING.>>OKAY. BILL, I THINK IT’S INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THIS CAMPAIGN IS PLAYING OUT. YOUR COLLEAGUE JOHN– FROM THE GLOBE AND MAIL SUGGESTED THAT PROBABLY A LOT OF CANADIANS ARE VOTING FOR THE PERSON WHO IS NOT THE ONE THEY DON’T WANT TO BE PRIME MINISTER. MORESO THAN VOTING FOR SOMEBODY WHO THEY WANT TO BE PRIME MINISTER? THAT THERE ARE CANADIANING VOTING FOR ANDREW SCHEER BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS AND VICE VERSA. WOULD YOU AGREE?>>I THINK THERE’S SOME TRUTH TO THAT. AND YOU’RE CERTAINLY HEARING ELSEWHERE THE– SOME MYSTERY CANDIDATE. NOBODY’S HITTING IT OUT OF THE PARK. THAT’S CLEAR ON THE POLLS. THEN THAT GETS INTO STRATEGIC VOTING. IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO BLOCK SOMEBODY ELSE FROM COMING TO POWER. AND WE’RE SEEING JAGMEET SINGH RAISE THAT NOW. HIS ARGUMENT WAS ESSENTIALLY TRYING TO PREVENT THE STRATEGIC VOTING. WHICH FOR THE NDP THIS IS PRETTY EARLY ON. SO THE LIBERALS ARE ALREADY TRYING TO SAY. VOTE FOR US TO BLOCK THE CONSERVATIVES. AND HE’S TRYING TO GET OUT AHEAD OF THAT AND SAY NO THE LIBERALS DON’T FOLLOW THROUGH FOR WHAT THEY PROMISEED. VOTE FOR US INSTEAD.>>OKAY, LET’S GET BACK TO YOUR OPINIONS. YOU CAN CALL US RIGHT NOW WITH YOUR THOUGHTS OR SHARE YOUR COMMENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH THE #VOTECPAC2019. NICK IN KINGSTON, ONTARIO. HELLO NICK.>>HELLO, MARK. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON.>>THANKS FOR YOUR CALL.>>I– JUST WANTED TO– YOU KNOW, ANSWER TO THE QUESTION. ANDREW SCHEER READY TO BE PRIME MINISTER. I THINK THAT WE NEED TO LOOK AT– SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE. AND HAD A NON-PARTISAN RULE TO LEAD PEOPLE THROUGH THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS. AND I REALLY THINK A PRIME MINISTER SHOULD TAKE THAT SAME APPROACH OF NONPARTISAN, OR DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP. AND ALLOW PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE TO FREELY DEBATE. AND VOTE ON ALL THE LEGISLATION. SO IT’S REALLY SOMETHING THAT I THINK PEOPLE NEED TO LOOK AT AS A PLUS. FOR ANDREW SCHEER. BECAUSE I’M– I TEND TO BE A NON-PARTISAN PERSON. AND I THINK THAT WHAT WE NEED IS A LITTLE LESS PARTISAN POLITICS. AND SOME MORE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP. THAT’S REALLY ALL I WANT TO SAY ZMRP OKAY, NICK, THANK YOU. STEVE IS IN BUCKHORN, ONTARIO. HELLO, STEVE.>>HOW ARE YOU?>>FINE, THANKS.>>MY QUESTION OR QUEERY REALLY IS HOW CAN YOU SIT AND WATCH THE LEADERS TALK ON TV AND TRY AND FIGURE OUT WHETHER THEY ARE TELLING YOU THE TRUTH OR NOT? I HAVE VOTED FOR MR. — YEARS AGO. AND WE KNOW HOW TRUTHFUL HE WAS. AND I JUST– JUST WONDERED IF YOUR PANEL THERE. HOW DO THEY FIGURE IT OUT? BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE POLITICIANS GO TO ACTING SCHOOL. AND THEY HAVE THEIR FACE JUST RIGHT, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? THEY ARE SERIOUS. PROMISE YOU EVERYTHING. HOW DO YOU–.>>YEAH, THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. I THINK IT’S A JUDGMENT CAM ON THE PART OF CANADIAN VOTERS. YOU HAVE TO DECIDE IF YOU TRUST SOMEBODY OR NOT.>>IS THERE ANYTHING– POLITICS MAKES TONS OF PROMISES AND GETS ELECTED. AND THEN DOES NOT FOLLOW THROUGH ON ANY OF THEM. WE ARE STUCK THERE FOR FOUR YEARS.>>BUT WE DO GET A CHANCE IN FOUR YEAR IFS WE’RE NOT HAPPY TO REPLACE THEM. RIGHT? THAT’S WAY THE SYSTEM BORIC WORKS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CALL. NEXT CALL IS FROM NORMA IN BEAMSVILLE, ONTARIO. HELLO.>>YES, GOOD AFTERNOON. I’D LIKE TO SAY SCHEER WOULD BE THE MOST HONEST PRIME MINISTER.>>OKAY, WHY DO YOU SAY THAT?>>BECAUSE TRUDEAU IS AS CROOKED AS THEY COME. WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. ALL THE JOURNALISTS ARE FOR THE LIBERALS, EH? BUT SCHEER IS AN HONEST MAN.>>OKAY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CALL. JOSEPH IN WINNIPEG. HELLO JOSEPH. GO AHEAD.>>I PICK ANDREW SCHEER BECAUSE HE WAS THE HOUSE LEADER.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS?>>ANYBODY THAT CAN DO THAT JOB WITH THE WAY HE DID IT, I WOULD SAY HE’S NONPARTISAN THERE. AND ALSO WHEN IT COMES TO SMUT AND LYING, TRUDEAU CAN’T EVEN COME CLOSE TO SCHEER IN THAT REGARD. AND I THINK SCHEER HAS GOT THE BACKGROUND. HE WORKED FOR PRIVATE ENTERPRISE. AND HE KNOWS HOW IT WORKS AND ALSO, TRUDEAU WAS KINDERGARTEN TEACHER. AND THERE’S A HELL OF A DIFFERENCE. THANK YOU.>>OKAY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CALL. LET’S GO TO JOHN IN CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND. HELLO, JOHN. JOHN?>>YEAH, I JUST WANT TO SAY TRUDEAU WOULD BE HEAD AND SHOULDERS OVER SCHEER. SCHEER IS IS PROMISING EVERYTHING, TAX CUTS. TO NO END. PROMISE EVERYTHING TO BALL TNS BUDGET. AND ANOTHER THING AS FAR AS THE AIRPLANES GO, THE CAMPAIGN EACH HAVE THEIR MONEY TO SPEND. AND I THINK IT’S UP TO THE LIBERALS WHAT WAY TO SPEND THEIRS. UP TO THE CONSERVATIVES WHAT WAY THEY SPEND THEIRS. BUT SCHEER MADE THREE TRIPS DOWN TO PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND. SO FAR HE WAS DOWN JUST BEFORE THE ELECTION STARTED. HE’S BEEN DOWN TWICE SINCE THE ELECTION STARTED. AND HE TALKS ABOUT THE LITTLE BIT OF GAS HE’S USED COMPARED TO TRUDEAU. I CAN’T SEE THAT. BUT THAT’S ALL I GOT TO SAY. GOOD ENOUGH.>>OKAY, JOHN, THANK YOU. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT SOCHL OUR VIEWERS ARE SAYING ON SOCIAL MEDIA. AGAIN, PLEASE USE THE #CPACVOTE2019 TO SHARE YOUR COMMENTS. HERE’S WHAT SOME ARE SAYING TODAY ABOUT OUR QUESTION ABOUT ANDREW SCHEER. JOHN WRITES HE IS NOT EVERYBODY AN STRONG LEADER OF HIS OWN PARTY. THIS PERSON WRITES, ABSOLUTELY. A CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF ANDREW SCHEER. CAN GROW AND MAINTAIN ITS ECONOMY. ONCE STABILIZED WE CAN RE-EVALUATE OR PLACE ON GLOBAL INITIATIVES. UNLIKE THE LIBERALS POPPING UP CANADA’S WALLET TO THE WORLD. THIS PERSON WRITES SCHEER WILL MAKE AN EXCELLENT PRIME MINISTER. FAMILY MAN–. HIS POLICIES ARE THOUGHTFUL AND HE UNDERSTANDS THAT THE BACKBONE OF THE CANADIAN ECONOMY IS THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY. AND HE HAS A GREAT TEAM OF MPs SURROUNDING HIM. FINALLY THIS PERSON WRITES–. THANK YOU FOR THOSE COMMENTS. WE WILL GET BACK TO THE PHONES NOW WITH A CALL FROM JOHN IN RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO. HELLO, JOHN.>>YES, HELLO, HI, MARK. THANKS FOR TAKING MY CALL. FIRST TIME LONG TIME. YEAH I THINK THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION IS YES, HE IS. AT LEAST HE IS AS MUCH AS TRUDEAU WAS FOUR YEARS AGO. BEING IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. AND GETTING TO KNOW THE NETWORKS. AND GETTING TO KNOW THE POLICIES AND THE LEVERS THAT NEED TO GET PULLED. BUT THE REASON FOR MY CALL WAS BEING SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THAT SCHEER HAS BEEN ASKED TODAY IN HIS PRESSER. AND SPECIFICALLY AROUND THE DUAL CITIZENSHIP. AND THE DRAFT QUESTION. AND I COULDN’T BELIEVE MY EARS. GIFRN THOSE TYPES OF QUESTIONS AFTER THE SCANDALS. THAT YOUR FRIENDS AT THE MEDIA GROUPS ARE KEEPING THIS STORY ALIVE. AND I’M CONCERNED THAT IT CAN BE NOTHING BUT A COMPROMISE. OR AT LEAST A PERCEPTION OF BEING COMPROMISED. BY THE $600 BILLION BAILOUT. IS AND THOSE TWO THINGS I CAN’T HELP BUT–.>>SO I’M GOING TO JUMP IN JOHN AND JUST ASK YOU THIS. IF THAT’S THE CASE THEN FOR EXAMPLE, WHY DID THE GLOBE AND MAIL BREAK THE SNC LAVALIN STORY? WHY DID THE GLOBE AND MAIL KEEP REPORTING ON THAT STORY AND ALL THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA CONTINUE TO DEVELOP ANGLES TO THAT STORY IF THE MEDIA WANT TOS KEEP IF LIBERALS IN POWER.>>WELL I THINK THEY BROKE IT BECAUSE IT WAS A SCOOP AND IT SOLD A LOT OF PAPERS.>>SO YOU’RE SAYING IN SOME CASES, THE MEDIA IS MOTIVATED BY PUBLISHING SCOOPS AND IN OTHER CASES THEY ARE MOTIVATED BY THE BAILOUT?>>WELL, I’M SUGGESTING THAT I THINK THERE ARE CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA. AND SOME PERHAPS SOME OUTLETS MORE THAN OTHERS, WANT TO KEEP SCHEER ON HIS HEELS. BECAUSE BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL OF THE BAILOUT.>>WELL I DON’T SEE ANY EVIDENCE OF THAT MYSELF. CANADIANS ARE ENTITLED TO THEIR OPINIONS ABOUT THAT. BUT AGAIN, I DON’T AS I SAY EVERY DAY ON THIS PROGRAM, WHEN ALLEGATIONS ABOUT THE MEDIA BEING PAID OFF BY ONE PARTY OR ANOTHER COME UP. I’M NOT HERE TO DEFEND THE MEDIA. WE’RE HERE TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE ELECTION AND ABOUT THE PEOPLE RUNNING IN THE ELECTION AND THE ISSUES ABOUT THE CANDIDATES FOR PRIME MINISTER. ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY AND NOT SO MUCH THE PERFORMANCE OF THE MEDIA. LET’S FOCUS ON THAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR CALL. JEFF IN PENTICTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA. HELLO, JEFF.>>I JUST HAPPENED TO HEAR THAT LAST CALLER FIRST OF ALL. WHAT HE SAID IS CORRECT. BECAUSE THE OVERFOCUS ON THE MEDIA IS DRIVING THE OPINIONS ONE WAY OR ANOTHER ABOUT A PERSON. SO IN THAT RESPECT, I THINK YOU’RE BIASSED. BY EVEN BUTTING IN ON SO-CALLED HAVE YOUR SAY. NOW HAVING SAID THAT, WHO WOULD I PREFER? SCHEER. BECAUSE UNLIKE TRUDEAU, SCHEER HAS NOT USED PART OF THE BROCKMAN FAMILY FROM MONTREAL TO HIDE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON THE CAYMAN ISLANDS OR– ISLE OF MAN THAT DOESN’T EXIST? SO I WANT TO HEAR YOU DEFEND THAT.>>WELL, I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT. SO I CAN’T DEFEND IT. LET’S GO TO NICHOLAS IN ST. ANDREW’S. NICHOLAS?>>YEP. ST. ANDREWS WEST.>>OKAY.>>YEAH, I DO– I SINCERELY DO THINK ANDREW SCHEER WOULD MAKE AN EXCELLENT LEADER AND AN EXCELLENT PRIME MINISTER. HOWEVER, I DO BELIEVE THERE IS TWO OR THREE OTHERS IN THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY. ABSOLUTELY GREAT PARLIAMENTARY REMIND THOUSANDING GO FOR THE JUGULAR. AND THE VERY FORCEFUL. LIKE KENNY WAS TODAY. EN THINK ANDREW SCHEER’S TRUE VALUE AS LEADER WILL BE BASED ON THE PEOPLE HE SURROUNDS HIMSELF WITH. LIKE MINISTERS AND ADVISORS. AND THEN HIS TRUE VALUE WILL COME OUT. AND IT MAY BE NEGATIVE. BUT I PERSONALLY THINK IT’S GOING TO BE EXTREMELY POSITIVE.>>OKAY, NICHOLAS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CALL. BRIAN IS IN REGINA. HELLO BRIAN.>>HELLO THERE. ONE OF THE CALLERS REFERRED TO THE BROSTMAN MATTER. THAT’S WHERE BRIAN MULRONEY ALLOWED THE BROFMANS TO TRANSFER THEIR MONEY OUT OF CANADA. WITHOUT BEING TAXED. NOW ANDREW SCHEER DID WORK IN THE PRIVATE INDUSTRY, IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR. HE WAS A BUSBOY IN A HEFT RESTAURANT WHEN HE WAS FIRST ELECTED. HE CLAIMED HE WAS AN INSURANCE BROKER, BUT HE NEVER WAS LICENSED. SO HE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN AN INSURANCE BROKER. HE GOT HIS EXPERIENCE UNDER THE LIKES OF HARPER AND MULRONEY. AND I DON’T CONSIDER THEM TO BE THE BEST TEACHERS. MULRONEY WAS A LITTLE BIT ON THE SHADY SIDE. ACTUALLY A LOT ON THE SHADY SIDE.>>WELL JUST TO BE CLEAR, ANDREW SCHEER DID NOT WORK WITH BRIAN MULRONEY. HE LEFT OFFICE IN 1993. AND ANDREW SCHEER WAS A TEENAGER AT THAT TIME.>>RIGHT. BUT HE WAS WORKING IN THE POLITICAL SYSTEM. IN ONTARIO AT THAT TIME.>>WELL–. WE CAN GO BACK AND LOOK. BUT ANDREW SCHEER WAS BORN IN 1979. SO HE WAS 14 YEARS OLD. SO HE WASN’T AN ADULT AT THE TIME.>>OKAY. FAIR. NOW I’M NOT COMMITTED TO ANY PARTY AT THIS POINT. MY EXPERIENCE IN POLITICS IS THE CONSERVATIVES TEND TO RUN UP TREMENDOUS DEBT. AND GO DENYING MR. TRUDEAU HAS DONE THE SAME THING RECENTLY. THE CONSERVATIVES TEND TO RUN UP DEBT. THEN SOME OTHER PARTY HAS TO GET THE ECONOMY BACK ON TRANNING.>>OKAY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CALL. BACK TO YOUR OPINIONS IN A MOMENT. LET’S TALK ABOUT EXPERIENCE. AMONG CANDIDATES. NEITHER OF THEM WERE CABINET MINISTERS BEFORE THEY BECAME PRIME MINISTER OR ANY SIGNIFICANT LEADERSHIP ROLES IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR BEFORE THEY WENT INTO POLITICS EITHER. MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT OR AN ORGANIZER IF THE REFORM PARTY. BEFORE HE WENT INTO POLITICS. AGAIN. ARE WE INTO A NEW TIME IN CANADIAN POLITICS? IN THE PAST IT WAS OFTEN FORMER CABINET MINISTERS. OR PEOPLE WITH SIGNIFICANT PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERIENCE WHO CAME TO LEADERSHIP ROLES IN GOVERNMENT.>>THAT WAS AN INTERESTING SIDE DEBATE. WHERE ARE THE PARTY LEADERS. WHO HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE OF POLITICS. SO TALKING ABOUT BRIAN MULRONEY EARLIER. HAD AN EXTENSIVE BUSINESS KA CAN REAR. PAUL MART HN CANADA’S AND CHRETIEN. A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT CABINET PORTFOLIOS. EVERY CABINET PORTFOLIO BEFORE HE BECAME PRIME MINISTER. SO I THINK TO SOME PEOPLE, NOT MAKING THE ARGUMENT. BUT TO SOME DECEMBER AT LEAST A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THAT AND BEING AN MP FOR A FEW YEARS. AND THEN BEING THE LEADER OF YOUR PARTY.>>WHOLE BIGGER QUESTION OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND EVERYBODY HAS IN THEIR ENTIRE LIFE DOCUMENTED AND VIDEO TAPED. AS ANYBODY WHO HAS ESTABLISHED THEMSELVESES IN PRIVATE LIFE WANT TO SUBJECT THEMSELVES TO HAVING THEIR ENTIRE LIFE EXPOSED, RIGHT? AND IF THEY DON’T WANT TO DO THAT, THEN YOU GET PEOPLE WHO DON’T HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF OUTSIDE EXPERIENCE. AS YOUR LEADER. SO IT’S AN INTERESTING DEBATE. ABOUT WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE ARE WE GOING TO HAVE IN POLITICS?>>YEAH, WHAT DO YOU THINK MORE? BECAUSE I DO FIND IT INTERESTING. WE HAVE A LARGE AND GROWING POPULATION. NOT LARGE BY AMERICAN STANDARDS. BUT STILL SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN IT WAS BEFORE. 35 OR 36 MILLION PEOPLE. AND WE– THE TWO PEOPLE WHO COULD BE PRIME MINISTER IN NOVEMBER OF THIS YEAR. ARE BOTH BASICALLY PEOPLE WITH LIMITED TIME IN THE PRIVATE SECRETARYER. BECAME LEADERS OF THEIR PARTY. THEN PRESENTED THEMSELVES AS CANDIDATES FOR PRIME MINISTER.>>YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT. I THINK THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE. AND ONE THE CONSERVATIVES NUMBER ONE LINE OF ATTACK ON JUSTIN TRUDEAU. AND DIDN’T WORK. AND JUSTIN TRUDEAU STILL WHATEVER PEOPLE THINK ABOUT HIM. PEOPLE DO BECOME INVESTED IN THE PERSONALITIES OF THE LEADERS NOW. AND EXPERIENCE AND RESUME MAYBE MATTER LESS. LOOK AT JAGMEET SINGH. LIKELY NOT GOING TO BE PRIME MINISTER THIS TIME AROUND. BUT YOU KNOW, ALSO SOMEONE WHO CAME OUT OF QUEEN’S PARK. CAME OUT OF ONTARIO POLITICS. BUT HAD A RELATIVELY SHORT RESUME THERE AND NO FEDERAL EXPERIENCE BEFORE HE BECAME NDP LEADER. AND THERE TOO MUCH OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE. I DO THINK WE ARE SEEING A SHIFT. ALSO WORTH NOTING THAT THE THREE LEADERS ARE ALL RELATIVELY YOUNG.>>SURE, IN FACT IT’S WORTH POINTING OUT AS WE DID A MOMENT AGO. ANDREW SCHEER BORN IN 1979. JAGMEET SINGH BORN IN 1979. JUSTIN TRUDEAU WHO WAS THE YOUNGEST CANDIDATE IN THE LAST ELECTION IS THE OLDEST OF THOSE THREE IN THIS ELECTION. HE’S NOT OLDER THAN ELIZABETH MAY. BUT OF THE THREE TRADITION P MAIN PARTY CANDIDATES HE IS THE OLDEST BY FAR. POLITICS OF ANDREW LESLIE ORLEANS IS IS A ONE-TERM MP. THIS IS A MAN VERY ACCOMPLISHED DID NOT GET INTO CANDIDATE. SEVERAL MPs WHO AFTER ONE TERM WITH THE LIBERALS ARE NOT RUNNING AGAIN. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE EVEN THEIR CABINET MINISTER. PEOPLE IN THEIR 20s AND DIRECTORS OF COMMUNICATIONS RUN THINGS. SOEVEN PEOPLE WHO ARE ACCOMPLISHED GO INTO POLITICS VERY FRUSTRATED. WHO NEED AFTER FOUR YEARS.>>OUR QUESTION, IS ANDREW SCHEER READY TO BE PRIME MINISTER. BASED ON PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS. AND BASED ON PAST PERFORMANCES. SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE. ABSOLUTELY NOT. ALL POLITICIANS ARE FALLIBLE HUMANS BUT A PRIME MINISTER MUST HAVE A RESPECT FOR THE LAW. AND SCHEER’S CONSERVATIVE PARTY CLEARLY LACKS AND THE BUCK STOPS WITH HIM. TREV WRITERS –. WHAT DO YOU THINK? IF YOU HAVE A COMMENT, SHARE IT WITH US. CPAC VOTE2019 IS THE HASHTAG. WE’LL TAKE A CALL NOW FROM ART IN VERNEN IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. HELLO ART.>>YEAH, HI THERE. THANKS FOR TAKING MY CALL. AND I WAS JUST WATCHING THE TV AND I SEEN YOUR PHONE NUMBER ON THERE. SO I THOUGHT I’D PHONE AND HERE I AM. I WOULD VOTE FOR THE GREEN PARTY. I’M 76 AND WE’VE HAD THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY. LIBERAL PARTY. AND THE NDP PARTY OVER THE YEARS. NOW WE NEED THE GREEN PARTY. I WAS LISTENING TO THE COMMENTS ON THE LEADER, PEOPLE RUNNING FOR THE LEADERSHIP HERE JUST THE OTHER NIGHT. AND ELIZABETH MAY SOUNDED REALLY SMART. SHE SOUNDED LIKE REAL PEOPLE. AND THE COUPLE OF THE THINGS THAT SHE HAS ON HER AGENDA IS ABORTION. SHE WANTS TO LEAVE IT UP TO THE LADIES THEMSELVES. AND I THINK THAT’S A GOOD IDEA. UNLESS OF COURSE THE LADIES ARE MENTAL OR HAVE A MENTAL PROBLEM THEN THE DOCTORS CAN UNDERSTAND THIK LOOK AFTER THAT. AND ALSO I’M THINKING ABOUT THE PIPELINE. THE OIL LINE GOING TO ALBERTA. I DON’T THINK THAT’S RIGHT. AND I THINK THE GREEN PARTY IS AGAINST IT ALSO. BECAUSE ONCE THE PIPELINE IS BUILT. ONCE THE PIPELINE IS DONE THEY WILL ALL BE OUT OF WORK. AND I DON’T THINK THE PIPELINE SHOULD GO THROUGH. I THINK THEY SHOULD COME UP WITH ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE. SO THAT’S MY OPINION.>>OKAY. ART? THANK YOU FOR YOUR CALL. LET GEESE TO DOAK IN GUELPH, ONTARIO. HELLO?>>HI THERE.>>HI, GO AHEAD.>>YEAH, ANDREW SCHEER FOR CERTAIN. AND THAT’S– FOR THE ECONOMY. YOU CAN’T SPEND MONEY LIKE WE HAVE BEEN DOING IN GOOD TIMES LIKE CRAZY. AND THE CARBON TAX AND WHAT EVERYBODY NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND IS A CUMULATIVE TAX. THE REBATE. WHETHER YOU MENTION OR YOU DON’T, IS REALLY NOT COMING BACK. WHEN YOU’RE IN BUSINESS AND THE LOW COST OF ITEMS LIKE FUEL, GO UP. THE PRICES GO UP YFR WARDS. THE OTHER ISSUE. NEEDS TO WORK ON THE ISSUE OF THE ENTIRE LIBERAL PARTY. THE CAUCUS. VOTED THOSE WOMEN OUT OF CAUCUS. TO LATER FIND OUT THAT HE IS IN FACT GUILTY OF ETHICS. GOING TO BE A MINORITY GOVERNMENT FOR ANDREW SCHEER. FIRST TIME I DON’T REMEMBER HAPPENING. JOIN FORCES. FORCE HIM OUT AND KEEP TRUDEAU IN. TO JOSEPH.>>HI, HOW ARE YOU?>>FINE, THANKS.>>HI, I JUST WANTED TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION. I PLAN TO. I DON’T THINK HE’S READY. HE HAS A PROBLEM SPEAKING AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS. HE HAS A TENDENCY OF– WHEN HE’S ASKED A QUESTION, HE GOES RIGHT INTO BASHING TRUDEAU. HE’S CONTINUED TO ASK QUESTIONS. HE DOES THAT ALL THE TIME WHERE HE– HE JUST DOESN’T ANSWER. AND THEY HAVE TO ASK HIM AGAIN AND AGAIN. AND HE GOES RIGHT AWAY TO BASHING TRUDEAU. I FIND HE’S JUST LIKE HARPER WAS. SAME IDEAS. SAME WAYS. I DIDN’T TRUST HIM. AND I DON’T TRUST– SCHEER.>>OKAY.>>CAN I JUST SAY ONE MORE THING?>>QUICKLY PLEASE, YEP.>>AND I’M AFRAID THAT IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GOES CONSERVATIVE, I’M AFRAID THAT OUR COUNTRY WILL BE DOOMED. JUST LIKE WITH THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO IS GOING THROUGH NOW. AND A FEW YEARS BACK, WE HAD THAT OTHER CONSERVATIVE GUY WHERE HE CLOSED HOSPITALS.>>OKAY I’M GOING TO STOP YOU THERE BECAUSE WE WANT TO GET TO OTHER OPINIONS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CALL. JOHN IN CORNWALL, ONTARIO.>>OKAY THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. YOUR PROGRAM IS VERY INTERESTING. I BELIEVE SCHEER IS THE BEST PERSON TO LEAD OUR COUNTRY. BECAUSE HIS PROMISES ARE NOT OUTLANDISH. THEY ARE REASONABLE. LIKE TRUDEAU FOR EXAMPLE PROMISING A DOCTOR FOR EVERY CANADIAN. THERE’S MILLIONS THAT DON’T HAVE– HE CAN’T FULFILL THAT. AND HE WANTS TO BRING IN– BOOST IMMIGRATION TO 340,000. AND THERE’S NOT ENOUGH SERVICES FOR THE PEOPLE ALREADY HERE. YOU KNOW? AND AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED TRUDEAU’S BEEN SPENDING MONEY LIKE HE’S ON A BINGE OR SOMETHING. AND THERE’S NO TALK OF CONTROLLING THE DEFICIT OR THE TOTAL DEBT. TALKING ABOUT $20 BILLION IN A FEW YEARS. THAEN DEBT TODAY IS A TAX TOMORROW. THAT HAS TO BE. SOME CONTROL, YOU KNOW?>>OKAY, THANK YOU, JOHN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CALL. GWYNETH IN LONDON, ONTARIO. HELLO, GWYNETH.>>YEAH, MARK?>>YEAH, GO AHEAD.>>YES, THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. I WOULD NORMALLY VOTE CONSERVATIVE. THAT’S WHAT I WAS. BUT I’M NOW A MEMBER OF THE PEOPLES PARTY. AND I WILL BE VOTING FOR MAXIME BERNIER WHO SHOULD HAVE WON THE LEADERSHIP RACE. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO WERE KIND OF TICKED OFF BECAUSE HE HAS EXPERIENCE. AND HE WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER CANDIDATE ALL THE WAY AROUND. BUT I WILL SAY ONE THING. THE POST HERE AND THE ECONOMY. IS A THING. I HAVE A GRAB HERE IN THE SAME COLUMN. IT’S SHOWING 2005 TO ’19 WHEREAS, CANADA. AND THE U.S. AND SORT OF NECK AND NECK GOT ALONG PRETTY MUCH. BUT AS SOON AS OBAMA TOOK OFFICE, IT STARTED A FLAT LINE. AND– WELL HARPER WAS THE PRIME MINISTER, REALLY DOING WELL.>>I WANT TO TALK ABOUT A COUPLE OF THINGS RAISED BY CALLERS. MORE WE’VE HEARD THIS BEFORE. BUT THERE IS A THOUGHT OUT THERE BASED ON WHAT THE LEADERS ARE SAYING. THAT IF ANDREW SCHEER DOESN’T GET A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT, THAT HE CAN’T BE PRIME MINISTER. BUT EVEN IF THE CONSERVATIVES WIN THE MOST SEATS IN A MINORITY PARLIAMENT, THAT THE OTHER PARTIES LIKE THE GREEN PARTY AND THE NDP WILL SUPPORT JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND THE LIBERALS. AND THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU WILL STAY IN POWER. DO YOU THINK THAT’S THE CASE? MAJORITY OR BUST FOR ANDREW SCHEER?>>I DON’T KNOW. I DO THINK WE’VE HEARD I THINK SOME MIXED TAKES ON THAT FROM THE OTHER LEADERS. JAGMEET SINGH AND ELIZABETH MAY TALKING ABOUT WHETHER WHO THEY COULD SUPPORT AND WHO THEY COULD NOT. ELIZABETH MAY HAS TALKED ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO SUPPORT ANY PARTY WHO WOULD YOU KNOW, WANT TO I GUESS BUILD PIPELINES. EXPAND THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY. I BELIEVE JAGMEET SINGH HAS SAID HE WOULD NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE SUPPORTING A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT. AT THE SAME TIME, I THINK YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT A SITUATION WHERE WE’RE NOT NECESSARILY TALKING ABOUT A FORMAL COALITION. YOU COULD BE TALKING ABOUT SITUATIONS WHERE DIFFERENT PARTIES WOULD SUPPORT A GOVERNMENT ON DIFFERENT ISSUES. AND SO IF YOU THINK ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THE TRANSMOUNTAIN PIPELINE EXPANSION, FOR INSTANCE, YOU CAN HAVE JAGMEET SINGH AND ELIZABETH MAY SAY THAT THEY WON’T SUPPORT A GOVERNMENT THAT WANTS TO BUILD THIS PIPELINE. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, YOU’VE GOT TWO MAJOR PARTYS. LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES WHO DEFINITELY WANT THIS TO BE BUILT. SO IT’S A BIT COMPLICATED I THINK.>>YEAH, AND I THINK THAT’S A GREAT POINT. STEPHEN HARPER NEVER WHEN HE WAS THE LEADER OF MINORITY GOVERNMENT NEVER ENTERED INTO A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE OTHER PARTIES. NEVER HAD A COALITION GOVERNMENT OF ANY KIND. BUT HE WAS ABLE TO GOVERN. ISSUE BY ISSUE. BECAUSE THAT’S HOW THE PARTIES WOULD VOTE ON VARIOUS THINGS.>>AND HE OFTEN GOT A LOT OF SUPPORT ON CONFIDENCE VOTES FROM THE BLOC QUEBECOIS WHICH USED TO BE A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN THE HOUSE. THEY HAVEN’T BEEN FOR AWHILE. THERE’S A POSSIBILITY THEY COULD BOUNCE BACK. SO WE COULD HAVE THREE IF THE POLLS ARE ACCURATE. THREE SMALLER PARTIES. NDP AND THE BLOC. WHOEVER IS IN POWER IN A MINORITY SITUATION COULD LEAN ON ALL THREE.>>ASK PERHAPS SOME AT DIFFERENT TIMES.>>YEAH, POSSIBLY OR STRIKE A DEAL. DIFFERENT WAYS TO GO ABOUT IT. IT WAS INTERESTING FOR JAGMEET SINGH TO MAKE A DECISION TO NOT SUPPORT A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT. THAT RAISED SOME EYEBROWS WITHIN THE NDP. BECAUSE THAT HISTORICALLY IS NOT WHAT THEY’VE DONE FROM THE PAST.>>WHAT DOES THAT MEAN EXACTLY? MAYBE THAT IS A QUESTION FOR JAGMEET SINGH. DOES THAT MEAN HE WON’T EVER SUPPORT A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT? OR HE WON’T ENTER INTO A COALITION? THOSE ARE TWO DIFFERENT–.>>HE SEEMS TO HAVE BACKED AWAY FROM THAT. HE HAD THAT STRONG COMMENT FIRST. CAN YOU BE PRIME MINISTER THE & NOT ENTERTAIN THE HYPOTHETICAL? SO YOUR QUESTION, YOU DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER.>>VARIABLES THAT COULD COME INTO PLAY IN A MINORITY SITUATION. WHO WON THE POPULAR VOTE. WHETHER SOMEBODY IS JUST A COUPLE SEAT SHIES OF A MAJORITY OR WHETHER SOMEBODY IS JUST A COUPLE SEATS AHEAD OF THE SECOND PLACE PARTY. THOSE ARE TWO DIFFERENT SCENARIOS OBVIOUSLY. AND ALSO HOW THE PARTY BEHAVE AFTER THE ELECTIONS VERSUS WHAT THEY SAY NOW ARE NOT THE SAME THING, RIGHT?>>THAT’S RIGHT. AND YOU KNOW I THINK IF THERE’S A MINORITY GOVERNMENT SITUATION, I THINK IT WILL BE JUST FASCINATING TO SEE HOW ALL THIS STUFF BREAKS OUT. I THINK ANOTHER INTERESTING FACTOR THINK ABOUT IS REGIONAL DIFFERENCES. SO YOU KNOW BILL MENTIONED THE BLOC. THE BLOC IS AT THE MOMENT, DOING VERY WELL IN THE POLLS IN QUEBEC. THEY COULD HAVE 20 SEATS POTENTIALLY. THE NDP COULD BE REDUCED TO SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THAT. AND THE GREENS WILL LIKELY PICK UP A FEW MORE THAN THEY HAVE NOW. SO YOU COULD SEE A SITUATION WHERE YOU’VE GOT RELATIVELY SUBSTANTIAL CAUCUS FOR THE BLOC AND THE NDP. BUT REPRESENTING VERY DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY WITH VERY DIFFERENT INTERESTS. YOU KNOW, TRYING TO SORT OF REACH AN AGREEMENT WITH DIFFERENT PARTIES ON DIFFERENT ISSUES. I THINK THAT’S JUST SORT OF A FASCINATING SITUATION WE COULD END UP IN.>>BILL, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS AT STAKE IN THE DEBATE ON MONDAY NIGHT? GIVEN THAT THE POLLS SHOW A VERY CLOSE RACE RIGHT NOW?>>WELL, YEAH. AND BEING THE ONLY ENGLISH DEBATE. IF THERE IS ONLY GOING TO BE A MOMENT WHERE THESE POLLS BREAK OUT BECAUSE IT’S BEEN PRETTY MUCH LOCKED WITHIN THE MARGINS. HEY, NOTHING’S REALLY MOVED CONSIDERABLY. THIS IS THE BEST CHANCE FOR ANY OF THE PARTIES TO MAKE THEIR MARK. BUT COMPARED TO WHAT WE HAD ON MONDAY NIGHT, YOU’RE NOW ADDING MAXIME BERNIER AND A ELIZABETH MAY IN THE MIX. THRICE NOT A LOT OF SPEAKING TIME FOR ANYBODY TO REALLY SHINE AND MAKE THIS BIG DRAMATIC CHANGE THAT’S GOING TO CHANGE EVERYBODY’S MIND. BUT– YOU KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, A LOT OF PEOPLE THEY DON’T KNOW WHO ANDREW SCHEER IS OR WHO JAGMEET SINGH IS. SO THIS IS THEIR CHANCE. MIGHT BE THE FIRST TIME FOR A LOT OF VOTEERS TO SEE THESE PEOPLE TALK. AND FORM AN OPINION.>>THE OTHER THING ABOUT WHERE THE NUMBERS STAND RIGHT NOW THAT I THINK IS WORTH POINTING OUT IS THAT JUST BECAUSE THE CONSERVATIVES MIGHT HAVE A SLIGHT LEAD IN SOME OF THE POLLS OF TWO OR THREE POINTS, THAT SEEMS TO BE THE MOST RECENT TREND ANYWAY OR PATTERN. DOESN’T MEAN THEY’LL WIN THE MOST SEATS. IN FACT THERE ARE POLLSTERS SAYING BASED ON WHERE THOSE VOTES ARE DISTRIBUTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THE LIBERALS MIGHT STILL WIN THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF SEATS EVEN IF THEY DON’T WIN THE POPULAR VOTE, RIGHT?>>YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT. AND I THINK THE SEATED A HAVEN’TAGE IS STILL WITH THE LIBERALS. PARTICULARLY IN QUEBEC AND ONTARIO. YOU KNOW, IN QUEBEC THE LIBERALS ARE STILL WELL AHEAD. THE POLLS THERE ARE QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THE REST OF THE COUNTRY. YOU’VE GOT THE LIBERALS WELL AHEAD WITH THE CONSERVATIVES AND THE BLOC SORT OF NECK IN NECK BEHIND THEM. SO THE LIBERALS NEED TO PICK UP SOME SEATS THERE. BUT AT LEAST RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE STILL LOOKING FAIRLY GOOD IN QUEBEC. AND IN ONTARIO AS WELL THEY HAVE AN ADVANTAGE. SO ALTHOUGH THE POLLS HAVE THE CONSERVATIVES AHEAD, YOU KNOW THEIR STRENGTHS ARE OUT WEST. AND THAT IS NOT NECESSARILY GOING TO TRANSLATE INTO A GREATER NUMBER OF SEATS OVERALL.>>YEAH. BECAUSE IT’S NOT ABOUT THE POPULAR VOTE BUT MPs.>>WHEN YOU SEE THE BREAKOUT, CONSERVATIVES ARE MILES AND MILES AHEAD OF PARTIES. ALREADY A LOT OF EXTRA VOTES IN ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN THEY DON’T NEED THERE. THEY NEED THAT SOMEWHERE ELSE.>>ALL RIGHT BACK TO SOCIAL MEDIA AND SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING THERE ABOUT OUR QUESTION TODAY. IS DROUIN SCHEER READY FOB PRIME MINISTER? STHOO LET’S GO TO JANICE IN SELL KIRK, MANITOBA. HELLO JANICE. GO AHEAD.>>HELLO?>>HI.>>HI. MY COMMENT IS ABOUT ANDREW SCHEER. READY TO BE PRIME MINISTER?>>YES.>>AND I AM NOT READY TO GIVE POWER BACK TO THE CONSERVATIVES. I DON’T THINK THEY DESERVE IT YET. THEY HAVE NOT SHOWN ANY DIFFERENCE FROM WHEN HARPER WAS PRIME MINISTER FOR TEN YEARS. AND ANDREW SCHEER HAS BEEN VERY DECEPTIVE ON MANY ISSUES. HE DOES NOT SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA IN NAFTA. NOW WE’RE LEARNING HE’S AN AMERICAN CITIZEN. AND REGARDLESS OF HOW IT CAME ABOUT, HE DID NOT LET US KNOW. SO I HOPE WE GET A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT. BUT IF WE DON’T, I HOPE IT’S NOT A MINORITY GOVERNMENT.>>OKAY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CALL. LEE IN REGINA. HELLO, LEE.>>HELLO.>>HI, GO AHEAD.>>YES, I DEFINITELY WOULD SAY THAT ANDREW SCHEER SHOULD BE THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA. I REALLY DON’T THINK THAT REALLY NONE OF THEM IS READY, REALLY SHOULD BE THE PRIME MINISTER. BUT I DO– BECAUSE THE CONSERVATIVES SHOULD BE PUT IN. TO START OFF WITH. PIPELINE SHOULD BE PUT THROUGH. BECAUSE IT HAS– IT WILL CREATE WORK TO START OFF WITH. AND THEN THE EAST COAST, THEY ALL VOTED LIBERAL. AND TRUDEAU DID NOTHING FROM THE EAST COAST. AND ANOTHER THING. HE’S FROM QUEBEC. QUEBEC. AS THEY WANT– THEY DON’T EVEN WANT TO BE IN CANADA. TO START OFF BE W. THEY DON’T WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH CANADA. SO I DEFINITELY WOULD SAY ANDREW SCHEER SHOULD. JUST BECAUSE HE’S GOT DUAL CITIZENSHIP HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. HE’S JUST THE SAME AS THE REST OF US. TRUDEAU HAS BEEN ROBBING MONEY SAME AT EVERY OTHER GOVERNMENT. EIGHT YEARS AGO. CAUGHT THEM STEALING MONEY AND PUTTING IT IN THE COMPANIES AND STUFF LIKE THAT. STEALING MONEY. AND EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT. I’VE BEEN A CONSERVATIVE ALL MY LIFE. MY FATHER’S BAN CONSERVATIVE ALL HIS LIFE. AND HE’S A WORLD WAR VETERAN. AND HE WAS A VERY STRONG CONSERVATIVE AND I AM A VERY STRONG CONSERVATIVE. SO I DEFINITELY THINK ANDREW SCHEER SHOULD BE VOTED IN.>>OKAY. THANK YOU LEE. I APPRECIATE YOUR CALL. ETHELA FROM QUEBEC. HELLO.>>HELLO.>>HI.>>Caller: HOW ARE YOU TODAY?>>FINE, THANK YOU, GO AHEAD.>>Caller: OKAY, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT DEFINITELY SCHEER IS NOT READY. EVEN VERY GOOD CANDIDATES AROUND HIM, SO WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO GIVE TRUDEAU ANOTHER CHANCE FOR FOUR YEARS. THEN THEY COULD VERY WELL SCHEER COULD COME BACK. IF YOU LEARN HOW TO SPEAK EITHER FRENCH OR ENGLISH.>>OKAY. ETHELA THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CALL.>>Caller: THANK YOU, BYE-BYE.>>LIBERAL LEADER JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS IN ST. ANNACLEF, QUEBEC RIGHT NOW AND WE ARE EXPECTING HIM TO SPEAK IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS. AND YOU CAN SEE RIGHT NOW HE IS WALKING THROUGH THE WOODS WITH SOME OF THE PEOPLE THERE. IN THE FOREGROUND IS MICROPHONE. WE EXPECT HIM TO APPROACH THAT MICROPHONE SHORTLY AND BEGIN SPEAKING. SO WE’LL GO THERE LIVE WHEN THAT HAPPENS. MAURA FORREST. WHAT DO YOU THINK ANDREW SCHEER NEEDS TO DO ON MONDAY OF THE DEBATE?>>I THINK HE NEEDS TO DO A LOT BETTER THAN HE DID ON WEDNESDAY. I THINK THAT FIRST BENCHLINE DEBATE WAS NOT GREAT FOR HIM. YOU KNOW, THE MAJORITY OF ENGLISH SPEAKING CANADIANS WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN WATCHING IT. BUT HE WAS SETBACK RIGHT OFF THE BAT WITH QUESTIONS AROUND HIS PERSONAL VIEWS ON ABORTION. HE WAS ON THE GROUND ON HIS ENVIRONMENT PLAN. I THINK HE NEEDS TO TAKE A MUCH MORE PROACTIVE APPROACH THIS TIME.>>ALL RIGHT TO QUEBEC. HERE’S JUSTIN TRUDEAU LIBERAL LEADER.>>RT. HON. Justin Trudeau: WE AGREE WITH THE TRIBUNAL’S FINDING THAT THERE MUST BE COMPENSATION. AFTER THOSE WHO WERE HARMED. THIS IS A PRINCIPLE THAT THIS GOVERNMENT HAS EXERTED AND FULFILLED MANY TIMES IN THE PAST WHETHER IT WAS ON THE ’60s SCOOP OR FORCED RELOCATIONS OR DAY SCHOOLS OR INUIT TB, WE NEED TO COMPENSATE THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN HARMED. THE QUESTION IS HOW TO DO THAT. WE NEED TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH PARTNERS. WE NEED CONVERSATIONS WITH COMMUNITIES. WITH LEADERS. TO MAKE SURE WE’RE GETTING THAT COMPENSATION RIGHT. THOSE ARE CONVERSATIONS THAT WE CANNOT HAVE DURING A WRIT PERIOD. GOVERNMENT CAN’T BE HAVING THOSE DISCUSSIONS BECAUSE WE’RE IN A WRIT PERIOD. THEREFORE WE NEED TIME TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT AND GET IT RIGHT. BECAUSE CANADIANS EXPECT US TO GET IT RIGHT. AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE EXPECT US TO GET IT RIGHT. AND THAT’S WHAT WE’LL DO. [ SPEAKING FRENCH ]>>Voice of Translator: I APPRECIATE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO CLARIFY OUR POSITION. AND TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO EVERYONE THAT WE AGREE WITH THE COURT. WE NEED TO COMPENSATE THOSE WHO WERE HURT BY THE POLICY. THAT IS A PRINCIPLE THIS GOVERNMENT HAS UPHELD. AND IMPLEMENTED WITH RESIDENCY SCHOOLS AND FORESTRY LOCATIONS. AS WELL AS WITH THE ’60s SCOOP. WE KNOW WE HAVE TO COMPENSATE THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN HURT BY THESE POLICIES. THE ISSUE IS HOW TO COMPENSATE THEM PROPERLY. HOW TO DO IT RIGHT, AND TO DO THAT, WE NEED TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR PARTNERS. INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, LEADERS, COMMUNITIES, AND THOSE ARE CONVERSATIONS THAT WE CAN’T HAVE DURING AN ELECTION CAMPAIGN. SO WE ARE ASKING FOR MORE TIME TO HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS. SO YOU WANT TO GIVE THEM LESS. WE WANT TO COMPENSATE THEM IN THE RIGHT WAY. AND TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DO IT IN THE RIGHT WAY. THAT TAKES REAL CONVERSATIONS.>>THE COMMITTEE, HITS TO THE CORE OF THAT NUMBER ONE CALL TO ACTION. AND YOU ARE SEEMING TO BE TAKING KIDS TO COURT INSTEAD OF COMPENSATING THEM.>>WE– WE AGREE THAT WE NEED TO COMPENSATE THEM. WE ABSOLUTELY AGREE THERE NEEDS TO BE COMPENSATION. THE QUESTION ON HOW TO DO IT REQUIRES CONVERSATIONS WITH PARTNERS. WITH COMMUNITIES. WITH–.>>Reporter: SO WHY DON’T YOU ASK FOR AN EXTENSION INSTEAD OF ASKING FOR A JUDICIAL REVIEW?>>THE DECISION BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL CAME DOWN MERE DAYS BEFORE THE ACTUAL WRIT GOT DROPPED. AND THE CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL EXPECTS US TO BRING IN A PLAN OF ACTION BY DECEMBER. THAT IS SIMPLY NOT PRACTICAL, NOT POSSIBLE GIVEN THE ELECTORAL CONTEXT WE ARE IN. THAT IS WHY WE NEED TO HAVE MORE TIME TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THESE CONVERSATIONS. [ ASKING QUESTIONS OVER EACH OTHER ]>>Reporter: SAID HE CALLED THIS DECISION UNACCEPTABLE. YOU WANT TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS. AND YET YOU’VE GOT THE ASN NOW SAYING–. WHAT GOOD WILL DOES IT FOSTER?>>RT. HON. Justin Trudeau: WE NEED TO GET THESE COMPENSATIONS RIGHT. WE NEED TO DO THIS THE RIGHT WAY AND CANADIANS KNOW THAT THAT IS NOT SOMETHING OTTAWA DECIDES. IT’S SOMETHING THAT WE’VE DECIDED IN PARTNERSHIP. WHETHER IT WAS THE ’60s SCOOP. WHETHER IT WAS THE FORCED RELOCATIONS. WHETHER IT WAS THE DAY SCHOOLS. WHETHER IT WAS THE TB APOLOGY AND COMPENSATION. THESE ARE THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DONE IN A RESPECTFUL WAY. [ PLEASE STAND BY FOR CAPTIONING ] A TRIBUNAL DECISION THAT SAID THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PAY COMPENSATION TO INDIGENOUS CHILDREN WHO WERE DENIED A PROPER CHILD WELFARE FROM THE GOVERNMENT IN THE PAST. SO WE ARE GOING TO WRAP UP THERE AND SAY THANK YOU TO OUR GUEST, MORA FOREST. BILL CURRIE. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. AND THANK YOU FOR WATCHING AND SHARING YOUR COMMENTS WITH US ON THIS EDITION OF “HAVE YOUR SAY.” WE WILL BE BACK MONDAY FROM 2 O’CLOCK EASTERN TIME. WE WILL ALSO HAVE A SPECIAL EDITION OF “HAVE YOUR SAY” FOLLOWING THE ENGLISH LEADERS DEBATE MONDAY NIGHT AT ABOUT 9:30 EASTERN TIME. SO I HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US NOT ONCE BUT TWICE ON THE WEEKEND. MEANTIME, THANKS FOR WATCHING. [ ♪♪♪ ] Crippling traffic congestion.

6 thoughts on “Have Your Say – October 4, 2019 | Vote 2019

  1. Those leading political party's at this time during the election campaign have to stop preventing smaller media outlets from reporting the news during the campaign media events.

    We have freedom of speech and freedom of press freedom of religion and so on.

    These are the essential building blocks for freedom so we can have honesty and transparency, accountability in government, industry, community.

    Because of these fundamentals, the tough questions can be asked and politicians have the platform to answer questions that are on the minds of Canadians, especially from the reporters who are not afraid to ask the hard questions that are Canadians right to have honest answers to.

    There should be no issue having media such as the Rebel at these events because of the hard-hitting question they will ask.

    Not only have the Liberals been preventing the hard questions from media outlets like The Rebel they have banned them from even being at the media events.

    Now, Andrew Scheer, the next Prime Minister has fallen into the same corrupt means as the Trudeau Liberals, all to avoid being asked the tough questions so He Won't have to answer.
    That seems more than a little suspicious during Canadas call for leadership

    The question Every Canadian Need To Ask Is" "WHY". WHY PREVENT THE QUESTIONS FROM BEING ASKED.

    WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF.

    THE TAXPAYER/CANADIAN CITIZENS WHO ULTIMATELY VOTE IN THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER AND HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON, AFTER ALL, WE PAY FOR THESE PEOPLE TO REPRESENT US AND WOULD ALL AGREE THAT HAS TO BE DONE OPENLY HONESTLY WITH THE TOP PRIORITY OF HONESTY, MORALS, INTEGRITY AS THE VALUES FOR ANYONE TAKING ON THE ROLE/POSITION, OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA.

    Anything short of those values is inherently corrupt as we have seen over the last four years.

    IT LEAVES US WITH NO OTHER RESOLVE BUT SEE THERE IS CORRUPTION AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT WHEN THEY DELIBERATELY AVOID DIFFICULT QUESTIONS FROM BEING ASKED. TO THE POINT OF BREACHING OUR LAWS IN ORDER TO HIDE BEHIND A SHADOW.

    ALLOW THE SMALLER MEDIA OUTLETS/CHANNELS AND REPORTERS THE SAME OPPORTUNITY AS THE BIG MEDIA OUTLETS REGARDLESS OF ANY PERSONAL OPINIONS THE lEADERS MIGHT HAVE OF ANY REPORTER OR NEWS OUTLET.

    HIDING, MANIPULATING, AVOIDING QUESTIONS IS A CLEAR MESSAGE FOR ALL CANADIANS TO EVALUATE AND ASK "WHY"?…

  2. Scheer will make a Great Prime Minister! Much better than Turdeau. And, BTW CPAC: You need More 'Politcal Analysts' than 'Journalists' on your panels. The west is growing tired of Journalists since their agendas are becoming more and more clear in this day and age.

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