Scheer Must Go

A website collecting names for a petition calling on Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer to resign has been launched.

The website displays a simple but damning message for the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada: “Canada’s Conservatives can do better.”

The site was “Paid for by members and supporters of the Conservative Party of Canada” and is another public demand calling on Scheer to resign as leader of the party and initiate a leadership contest.

The website comes on the heels of several attacks on Scheer from high profile Conservative supporters after he failed to unseat Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in October’s election.

Scheer supporter and long-time conservative campaign strategist, Georganne Burke, is unimpressed with the move to oust the leader.

She told the Western Standard : “I’m very concerned about the attention being paid to the loud voices out there. They do not represent, in my opinion, the best interests of the party.”

These loud voices include Andrew MacDougall and Kory Teneycke who both served as director of communications to former prime minister Stephen Harper, and Senators Jean-Guy Dagenais and Josee Verner, both appointed by Harper to the Upper House.

“I have pointed out that when my family fights, or disagrees, we don’t stand on the street and shout for the neighbors to hear. We settle our disputes in the house and then are a unified family in public,” said Burke.

After losing what some believe was a winnable election, the CPC appears to be anything but the unified family Burke wants it to be.

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