Scheer weighs in on Tory leadership race

Outgoing Leader of the Conservative Party, Andrew Scheer commented on the current campaign to become his predecessor.

Peter Mackay, and Erin O’Toole have made stops around the country in an effort to replace Scheer as the head of the Tories.

Being from Saskatchewan, Scheer is hoping that the next leader will continue to address the needs of the Prairies.

“I am optimistic that, no matter who becomes the leader of the Conservative Party, the interests of Saskatchewan will be well represented,” said Scheer. “I’m confident that the Conservative Party will always be a strong voice for Saskatchewan issues.”

When asked what the next leader could learn from the previous election, Scheer said that the problem isn’t their policies. He said they need to do better job of showing Canadians that they care.

“Talking about what motivates us more is important, our policies are important, but more important is showing that we care about people,” said Scheer. “Getting our motivations out early, explaining why we believe in the things we believe in is a key part of that. Ultimately, it’ll be up to the new leader to chart anew way forward for the party.”

Scheer said that, despite not being the leader  going forward, he will continue to fight for his constituents in Regina-Qu’Appelle.

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