One Year of Andrew Scheer

Canadians don’t want a return to the Harper decade. But in one year as leader of the Conservatives, all Andrew Scheer has really done is show Canadians that he wants to do exactly that.

Canadians don’t want a return to the Harper decade.

But in one year as leader of the Conservatives, all Andrew Scheer has really done is show Canadians that he wants to do exactly that.

Scheer has shown he’s ready to take us back to a decade where too many families were left behind. A decade with no positive progress for Canada’s middle class. A decade defined by the kind of negative and divisive politics that Canadians rejected in 2015.

Conservatives have even called Andrew Scheer “Stephen Harper with a smile.” But it isn’t the Conservatives’ disposition that failed Canada - it was their policies. Policies that haven’t changed.

Since Andrew Scheer became leader one year ago next week, the Conservatives have:

  • Offered no positive plan to grow the middle class
  • Opposed real action to fight climate change while growing our economy
  • Opposed common-sense gun control measures
  • Failed to stand up for a woman’s right to choose
  • Appointed a Campaign Chair who is a former director of The Rebel (which is described by the Canadian Press as “an organization increasingly linked with the alt-right")
  • Lost the trust of more Canadians, with Lac-Saint-Jean and South Surrey-White Rock electing new Liberal MPs
  • Continued Stephen Harper’s playbook of negative and divisive politics

It’s clear that Andrew Scheer is simply playing Stephen Harper’s greatest hits, and has no positive plan to build a better future for Canadians -- but as Liberals, we do.

Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team will never stop working hard to strengthen our middle class and help ensure that all Canadians have an equal and fair chance at success. We’ve seen the Canada Child Benefit provide more help to 9/10 families, and lift 300,000 kids out of poverty. We’ve seen the Liberal government deliver stronger pensions for our seniors, so Canadians can retire with dignity after a lifetime of hard work. Canadians are renewing our leadership in the world, and we now have a real plan to fight climate change, to grow our economy, and to invest in better roads, transit, and bridges.

And the hard work is paying off. Canadians have created over 600,000 new jobs since 2015, unemployment is at its lowest in four decades, and Canada now has the fastest-growing economy in the G7.

With one year since he became Conservative leader and just over one year until the next election, we can’t let Andrew Scheer take us backward.

Chip in now to show your support for the party that puts Canadians’ futures first -- and show the Conservatives that one decade of Stephen Harper was enough.

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