A lively crowd came out to the Country Squire Inn in Fort Qu’appelle Tuesday night for Andrew Scheer’s town hall.
The Regina-Qu’appelle MP and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada fielded questions from the crowd about a variety of topics, including marijuana and the carbon tax.
One topic, which attracted a lot of attention, was the budget.
Scheer says with the budget now projected to be balanced by 2045, many generations to come will be affected.
“We can’t allow Justin Trudeau to do to my five kids what his father did to my generation,” said Scheer. “And that’s why I’m in this.”
Scheer also addressed the controversial Gerald Stanley trial and the Prime Minister’s response to it.
He noted it’s important for any leader to avoid commenting on judicial matters.
“I think it’s very important for politicians to respect the independence of the process,” he said. “To weigh in on a specific verdict, when you have the Prime Minister and Minister of Justice making those types of pronouncements, they have raised a lot of concerns.”
“There’s a lot of concerns from people with expertise in the judicial system on whether or not that could have an impact on an appeal.”