Conservative leader refuses to say whether his party hired Warren Kinsella’s Daisy Group to “seek and destroy” the PPC.
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer was on the defensive with just days to go in the Election campaign, as he faced questions following a report that the Conservatives hired Warren Kinsella’s Daisy Group to try and discredit/destroy the People’s Party of Canada.
In the video below, Scheer repeatedly refuses to answer whether the Conservatives hired the Daisy Group:
“.@glen_mcgregor – You say you want to be transparent, I find it astounding that you can’t answer a basic question about whether you hired (Warren Kinsella) or not. What is the great privacy or secrecy about this?”
.@glen_mcgregor – You say you want to be transparent, I find it astounding that you can't answer a basic question about whether you hired (Warren Kinsella) or not. What is the great privacy or secrecy about this?
— Mackenzie Gray (@Gray_Mackenzie) October 19, 2019
Scheer’s full press conference can be viewed below:
As some have pointed out, hiring someone to do opposition research isn’t a big surprise. That said, others have noted that since the Conservatives are regularly unfairly demonized as ‘racist’ by Trudeau and his establishment media cronies, they should think twice before accusing others of the same thing.
Additionally, many PPC supporters and candidates have been subjected to terrible demonization campaigns, which have had a serious negative impact on their lives. If that demonization happened in party because of the Conservatives, then a lot of people have a right to be pretty angry right now.
This is not a good moment for Scheer, as he is looking evasive and defensive with just days to go. And while there’s a big difference between Scheer’s evasiveness – since it relates to party matters – and Trudeau’s evasiveness – which relates to actual ethical violations in government, perception is reality, and the perception for many Canadians will be that both Scheer and Trudeau aren’t being transparent with Canadians.
That’s probably why both the Conservatives and the Liberals are struggling in the polls, with many Canadians having apparently decided they don’t like either of them.
With the story still going, PPC leader Maxime Bernier says he’s filed an official complaint with the Commissioner of Canada Elections.
You can watch Bernier’s remarks below:
A full video of Bernier’s press conference can be viewed below:
As I said on Twitter, this is not a good moment for the Conservatives, and the timing is pretty terrible:
“I imagine that after the election some Conservative donors may be wondering why the party was able to ‘allegedly’ run a campaign against the PPC, but couldn’t find Trudeau’s yearbook photos.”
“Whether you think it’s a real story or not, the last thing the Conservatives want is to be on the defensive over a ‘dirty tricks’ campaign in the final weekend before Election Day. Not so good.”
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