May 19, 2024
Uncertain contenders kicking the tires to replace Scheer
He (Poilievre) would give the Trudeau Liberals the heebie-jeebies. And this, of course, would be good.
He (Poilievre) would give the Trudeau Liberals the heebie-jeebies. And this, of course, would be good.

Out of all the potential contenders who might enter the race to replace Andrew Scheer as Conservative leader, the one the Trudeau Liberals truly can’t stand is the pesky Pierre Poilievre, who looks more like a kid still in college than a veteran MP.

Somewhere in his attic, he must have his own a Dorian Gray portrait that shows the wrinkles and the beginnings of graying hair that a normal 40-year-old man would likely have.

So, don’t judge this book by its cover.

He’s no newbie.

Poilievre has represented the Ottawa riding of Carleton since 2004 and is currently his party’s finance critic.

He’s quick with a dig and a well-scripted putdown. In fact, he’s the most innocent-looking bully in the political schoolyard.

Rumours about his leadership bid began shortly after Scheer’s resignation in mid-December and Poilievre refused almost immediately to rule it out.

“It’s too early to say what’s going to happen,” he said at the time. “There will be lots of people who will put their names forward. What I do know is that we need someone who will stand up, fight back, and win.”

And he said this all while banging his fist on the lectern.

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