Story #3 – Scheer’s Departure

Story #3 – Scheer’s Departure

2019 did not go according to plan for Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer. His party was in prime position to capitalize on Justin Trudeau’s controversies throughout the year and ultimately finished the 43rd federal election with more votes but failed to form government. Scheer was not able to resonate with voters outside of the Conservative base, perhaps best evidenced by the fact that six-in-ten Canadians were happy to see him resign, while just 8 per cent wanted him to stay.

Ultimately, casting an eye toward the future, six-in-ten Canadians overall (60%), want the party to take climate change more seriously, and adopt a more progressive stance on social values (57%). Interestingly, and highlighting difficult decisions to be made in the coming year, in each case, four-in-ten “Core Conservatives” agree.

For more on the #3 story of the year, please visit the original article here: http://angusreid.org/cpc-leadership-scheer-resignation/


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