Andrew Scheer is the leader of the Opposition in Canada, yet he finds the time to mislead his base almost every day. He has an unhealthy and seemingly pathological obsession with blaming PM Justin Trudeau (PMJT) for everything under the sun. As such, we started several blog posts dedicated entirely to Scheer’s #AlternativeFacts, obfuscations, misrepresentations, deflections and/or straight-up lies.
The Liberal Child Benefit helped lift 300,000 families out of poverty.
The difference between the Conservatives’ UCCB (Universal Child Care Benefit) and the Liberals’ CCB (Canada child benefit) is stark. The Conservative UCCB was universal and taxable even for low-income parents. The LIBs created a non-taxable but targeted CCB so that families in need with younger children received the full benefit which is why hundreds of thousands were lifted out of poverty.
The Conservative UCCB meant the average taxpayer would pay taxes for high-income families that didn’t need it. According to the PBO’s report on the Conservative UCCB, “the people benefiting the most from the feds’ boosted child benefits will be the ones whose child care costs are, effectively, $0.”
@DianeMariePosts on Twitter: “Mr. Scheer, you need to brush up on your Canadian civics history. In fact, the “baby bonus”, as it was then called, was introduced by the Liberal government of William Lyon Mackenzie King after WWII (in 1945). So, no, the Conservatives did not “create the child benefit.”
2015: With the release of the Liberal’s family tax package, the aim is to reverse almost all the family tax policies implemented by the Conservatives since 2006
2015: Why the Liberals’ child tax benefit proposal makes a lot of sense
2019: Liberals’ child benefit lifting children out of poverty, StatCan says
Notice the choice of words in Scheer’s Twitter post and their actual meaning.
Convicted: declared guilty of a criminal offense by the verdict of a jury or judge
Illegal: forbidden by law
Is this the behavior one expects of a grown man who wants to be PM or is Scheer obsessed with PMJT living in his mind rent free?
PMJT is not phasing out oil and gas: a blatant misrepresentation, and neither is he intentionally blocking projects. Scheer’s problem with PMJT is actually with himself: It’s about his own Party’s failure of not getting 2 pipelines to tidewater. See Prelude to Northern Gateway.
PMJT approved the Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMX) by Kinder Morgan and when they appeared ready to walk away from their own project, he bought the pipeline. After the Court ruled that the review process of TMX initiated by the Stephen Harper government was deficient (Harper failed to consult Indigenous communities), PMJT stepped in to rectify.
Mr Scheer needs to either admit his own government’s failure or sit down and shut up.
Scheer’s lies about SNC Lavalin & PMJT’s involvement are epic
There was no interference in a criminal court case. He didn’t fire the AG or shut down the Justice committee.
“”The prime minister supports wide-ranging and vigorous political debate on matters of public policy. However, your statement, in its entirety, is beyond the pale of fair debate and is libellous of my client personally and in the way of his occupation as prime minister,” Porter writes.”
@JamesDBowie on Twitter: ” The big takeaway from the S. 5 notice, for those of you alleging that #lavscam is a coverup, is that Trudeau himself is willing to go into discoveries. He’ll testify to everything.”
Ex-Harper immigration minister calls out Scheer over ‘factually incorrect’ statements on UN migration pact
“‘Scheer … is factually incorrect: This Compact is a political declaration, not a legally binding treaty'”
FULL-ON PANTS ON FIRE LIE: “It gives influence over Canada’s immigration system to foreign entities. It attempts to influence how our free and independent media report on immigration issues and it could open the door to foreign bureaucrats telling Canada how to manage our borders,” Scheer said.
“In an attempt to make a point about taxation, Scheer misused and miscited information from the Fraser Institute. Basically, he lied. Here’s his tweet:”
FULL-ON LIE: “The Liberal carbon tax is just about raising revenue for government.”
False: 90% of it goes back to citizens.
Fact check: Scheer slams Liberal’s carbon tax for exemptions, but experts say that’s not the whole story
“Finally, Scheer alleged the carbon tax will go up to $300 per tonne of carbon emitted.”
“Officials from Environment Canada said any numbers past 2022 are “pure speculation.””
From a $7,500 swing set to a ‘carbon tax cover-up,’ we look at questionable claims made by the parties and politicians on social media
“His social media feed contains an endless litany of hate-coded messages, inaccuracies and sometimes downright lies. His party’s infinite attack against asylum seekers is just one of the ways they are stoking xenophobic fears.”
According to CBC News, John Letts Sr. is calling Scheer a liar. “I am writing to you because I have to do something to challenge the misinformation that has appeared in the Canadian media recently — lies repeated and exaggerated by Mr. Andrew Scheer,” Letts Sr. writes.