Opposition must take different approach in COVID-19 fight, says Andrew Scheer


OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the fight against COVID-19 means sheathing partisan swords.

Scheer says while the job of the Opposition is to challenge the government, what that looks like in a national crisis is different.

He says Conservatives are generally against the Liberals’ philosophy of governing the country.

But he says there’s not much philosophical difference when it comes to fighting a virus or keeping Canadians healthy and safe.

Scheer says that means the Tories will focus their energies less on the “what” of the government is doing, and more on ensuring the Liberals are being held accountable for the “how.”

Parliament is likely to reconvene this week to pass emergency aid legislation designed to blunt the massive economic fallout from COVID-19.


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