Conservatives Blow It With Tone-Deaf Critique Of CERB

An immense misreading of the political and economic situation.

There’s something called reading the room.

Even if you might have a good point to make, sometimes it’s not the time or place to make it.

And the Conservatives are making that mistake right now.

Outgoing Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has been critiquing the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, pushing for what he calls a “gradual reduction” of the CERB to incentivize work.

Now, Scheer may actually have a decent idea, but it’s going over like a lead balloon.

Right now, the economy is in shambles, unemployment is through the roof, many business and jobs are being destroyed, and people are afraid.

Trudeau is going around handing money out to people – like most government’s around the world are – and unsurprisingly his poll numbers have surged.

So, for Scheer and the Conservatives to push for a reduction in benefits is shockingly tone-deaf, and gives the Liberals some juicy clips for future campaign ads.

The Conservatives would be far better served by backing support for Canadians, while exposing the incompetence of the government on the issue of border closures.

By attacking (or being perceived to attack) a benefit that many people are relying on to afford food and rent, the Conservatives are failing to read the room, and providing a free lane for the Liberals to slam them.

Yet again, it seems that certain upper echelons of the Conservative Party still haven’t realized that they need to be a populist party that focuses on taking care of the Canadian People, rather than pushing the same old messaging that has failed time and time again.

Spencer Fernando

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Jai

That is why he has to be replaced because he has stupid advisers in his office.I hope they would leave with him when replaced.They blew the election please don’t make it worse for the incoming leader.

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This UN government did not protect Canadians from the CCPvirus and as directed by Chinas WHO opened our boarders closed our businesses and jobs so many people need to receive this UN government borrowed money to keep a roof over our heads and line up to get “some kinds” when available, food, in restricted amounts at higher prices? Now that the UN has us ALL locked down excepting essential workers usually government paid and with them taking many more rights and freedoms away, we the now comrades are in their total control at least until they run out of borrowed… Read more »

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It almost seems that the Conservative Party is being controlled by the Liberals. What is happening in Canadian politics? We have a PM who ignores Canadians, grovels to Communist China and follows orders of the WHO. We have a Conservative party that seems to be disconnected from reality. No wonder there is support for the PPC and WEXIT.

Scheer needs to go. He has lost touch with real Canadadians. My goodness.

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Like Trudeau, Scheer just isn’t ready.

Catti
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Catti

The biggest thing wrong with Scheer’s criticism is its timing. He does have a point about disincentivising going back to work AFTER the lockdown is lifted. I’ve seen many people on social media bragging about the nice paid holiday Trudeau is giving them. Many say they are getting more than they used to earn. They’re also attacking people who suggest it’s time for the lockdown to be gradually lifted. They don’t want it to be lifted because that would derail the gravy train, and the power mad politicians are sure to listen. Which would people prefer – to have the… Read more »

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Scott Chinsota

The fact is, seniors and the disabled do not vote Liberal. They don’t need to be
appeased.