Canada: Conservatives risk a lot with defensive strategy


What was ever won on defense? Andrew Scheer is going to lose to Justin Trudeau in October.

Conservatives risk a lot with defensive strategy

By Spencer Fernando, The Post Millennial, August, 2nd, 2019:

Andrew Scheer has released an open letter to Canada’s premiers, making clear that he will maintain and even increase the Canada Health Transfer and the Canada Social Transfer.

Scheer’s letter, like his recently released climate plan, is clearly a defensive move designed to insulate him from expected Liberal attacks.

Similarly, Scheer’s immigration speech was a defensive move, designed to protect him from accusations (totally unfounded) of racism or ‘pandering’ to prejudice.

At one level Scheer’s moves are understandable.

With much of the establishment media elites on the side of the Liberals, the Conservatives are seeking to protect their vulnerable flank on certain issues.

However, a look at the poll numbers seems to show that it’s not working.

Since releasing their climate plan, the Conservatives have watched much of their lead evaporate. And if they thought they would get credit from the Liberals for their “no cuts”  promise, that was quickly thrown out the window when Finance Minister Bill Morneau basically accused Scheer of lying:

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