For 14 years, Andrew Scheer has lied consistently and repeatedly to Canadians about his employment history, his degree, and about his citizenship but there is more.
With less than 48 hours to go, Andrew Scheer who spent weeks smearing that Trudeau had no moral authority to govern was now tainted by a mudslinging scandal that he refused to deny.
But does it matter if Scheer lies as easily as you or I draw breath? I believe it does. If Scheer lies about the three fundamental things about himself, how could you be convinced, that he is not lying about every other thing; his platform, his tactics & alleged collusions. Thus far, it appears he is.
Scheer shares alot of similarity with our Southside’s President, even on twitter. Scheer has consistently share lies daily, other party staffers had to spend time aside debunking them.
The report on renovations to Harrington Lake has been completely misrepresented by Conservatives.
The PM paid for the outdoor playset himself & installation was done by the NCC – as per policy. Installation cost $990+tax. https://t.co/8fopujXrdz
— Cameron Ahmad (@CameronAhmad) June 21, 2018
1. Scheer’s American Passport
The most troubling thing in all the recent events of Scheer misrepresenting himself to Canadians is that he seem to feel immune from the possible consequences. Scheer do not apologize when he is caught in a lie, a trait common to our Southside’s President, Donald Trump, instead he creates another lie to cover it up until that is found to be a lie as well.
Recently, after Scheer dual citizenship came to light, he argued that he never mentioned it because no one ever asked him and that he has never renewed his passport as an adult to downplay the facts.
Last week, news media found out that Scheer is a frequent traveler to United States, and as a dual citizen of US, without a valid US passport, you can not be allowed to enter United States.
US passport validity is 10 years for those 16 and older and 5 years for children under 16, Scheer claimed he has never renewed his passport as an adult, there goes another lie. Scheer and the conservative party has refused to comment on that since last week when the information became public.
2. In case Minority – Who governs?
Scheer has maintained throughout the week, and repeated Thursday, that “modern convention in Canadian politics” dictates that “a prime minister who enters into an election and comes out of that election with fewer seats than another party resigns.”
“Who gets to govern is who gets to command the confidence of the House. Period. That’s the fundamental convention.”
Max Cameron, director of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia, called Scheer’s assertion “nonsense, complete nonsense.”
Harper similarly claimed during the 2015 campaign, when it looked like no party would win a majority, that the one with the most seats would get to govern.
But even the Conservatives’ 2015 national campaign chair now disputes that claim. Guy Giorno, Harper’s former chief of staff, said in a paper for his law firm this week that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau would remain the prime minister “regardless of the election result, until he resigns, dies or is dismissed.”
Should no party win a majority on Monday, Trudeau is entitled to remain prime minister and test whether he can win a confidence vote in the Commons — the first of which would be on a speech from the throne opening a new session of Parliament. That is true even if the Conservatives win more seats.
3. GST hike claim
On top of that, he stood by a GST hike claim his party came up with, that Trudeau has plan to increase GST and even tax 50% on new home, even though Trudeau has consistently said that idea is made up, a specialty Scheer is known for, “making things up.”
Repeated questions from reporters about his GST claim were clearly frustrating for Scheer’s road team. in their party’s defence, Conservative staffers points out the Liberals were playing their own numbers game and making false claims about Conservative spending cuts.
There is quite nothing to make false claims about, there is $53 billion dollar cut on the conservative platform, the numbers are there written by the conservatives themselves, you can’t really make this up.
Whether the stumbles of the past 48 hours will have an impact on the campaign won’t be known until ballots are counted on Monday.