The Conservatives have taken aim over the years at Trudeau’s work experience as a snowboard instructor, bouncer and teacher before he entered politics in his ’30s.
Scheer was first elected as an MP when he was 24 years old and has often referred to his work in the “private sector” or insurance industry before he was elected.
This campaign, the Conservatives have referred repeatedly to Trudeau being “Not as advertised,” a line the Liberals now seem to be taking delight in turning back on Scheer in reference to his past occupation.
The Conservatives have dismissed the allegations that Scheer was working without proper credentials, going so far as to send reporters examples of job postings for insurance companies that require little experience or credentials.
— Ben Parsons (@Ben_Parsons__) September 29, 2019
In Saskatchewan, the rules state you must complete an exam before becoming a broker.The provinces’ insurance act states that
“No person shall hold himself out as an agent or as a salesman of an agent unless he is the holder of a subsisting licence under this act,” and that “Every person who contravenes any provision of this act is guilty of an offence.”
A Conservative official, speaking on background, said a young broker like Scheer would have been supervised by a licensed broker. He may have had his duties restricted and would have acted more as a sales representative until his full licence was approved, they said.