Conservatives stoke fear of NDP-Liberal coalition as Scheer pushes for majority
OTTAWA — Conservatives are using the spectre of a Liberal-NDP coalition government to urge Canadians to hand Andrew Scheer a majority government on Oct. 21. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh raised the prospect of a coalition Sunday, saying his party would "absolutely" consider formally joining forces with the Liberals to prevent the Conservatives from forming a minority government. With just a week to go in a campaign that's seen the Liberals andNDP Leader Jagmeet Singh raised the prospect of a coalition Sunday, saying his party would "absolutely" consider formally joining forces with the Liberals to prevent the Conservatives from forming a minority government.
The Liberal Party and New Democratic Party reached an accord to form a minority coalition government . It was decided that should a coalition between the Liberals and NDP be called upon to form government its mandate would last until June 30, 2011.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said Sunday he will do “whatever it takes” to keep the Conservatives from Trudeau reiterated Sunday that a Conservative government under Scheer will slash billions from Scheer — who was taking a day off to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family Sunday — is
OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is demanding Liberals "have the guts" to explain what taxes will be raised to secure NDP support in a coalition government.
Scheer began his campaign day Friday in Fredericton, aiming to take back seats in Atlantic Canada where the Liberals won every riding four years ago.
He is trying to sow seeds of concern about a hypothetical Liberal-NDP coalition that could arise if no party wins a majority of seats in Monday's election.
"Justin Trudeau has made it clear he will pay any price to stay in power — and he will use your money to pay for it," Scheer said.
Liberal leader Trudeau visits London on Thanksgiving, promises funding, compares Scheer to Ford
Justin Trudeau and his family were welcomed by hundreds of Liberal supporters at the campaign office of Mohamed Hammoud, the Liberal candidate for London-Fanshawe. #LdnOntpic.twitter.com/63SqYycPod— 980 CFPL London News (@AM980News) October 14, 2019Earlier this month, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh brought up the idea of a coalition with the Liberals to prevent the Conservatives from forming a minority government.The Liberal leader made a campaign stop in Windsor prior to stopping by London, where he dodged multiple questions about a possible coalition.
Conservatives are using the spectre of a Liberal - NDP coalition government to urge Canadians to hand Andrew Scheer a majority government on Oct. But the Conservatives pounced on Singh's speculation to stoke fear about what a coalition government might mean. In a news release Monday
OTTAWA— Andrew Scheer is raising the spectre of a reckless, tax -and-spend Liberal - NDP coalition government to urge Canadians to hand the Conservatives Singh opened the can of worms Sunday, saying his party would “absolutely” consider a coalition with the Liberals to ensure Scheer does not
"A coalition of the two would run a deficit of $40 billion next year alone. To pay for even half of these never-ending deficits, the Trudeau-NDP coalition would have to raise the GST from five per cent to 7.5 per cent, or cut completely the Canada social transfer to the provinces."
Neither the Liberals nor the NDP have ever talked about raising the GST, eliminating transfer payments or running a deficit of $40 billion. But they are going to need to get the money from somewhere, Scheer insisted afterward to reporters as he continued to frame a Liberal minority win as a path to a coalition with the NDP.
"They will have to make choices," Scheer said.
"Raising the GST from five to 7.5 per cent is one option. That is my challenge to Justin Trudeau today: if he is so sure that Canadians want an NDP-Liberal coalition and these massive deficits, he needs to tell Canadians exactly which taxes he will raise to pay for it, and he needs to do that immediately so that Canadians can make an informed decision on Oct. 21."
Scheer in Quebec, fighting against rise in support for Bloc Quebecois
QUEBEC — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer heads to Quebec today, a province where he's taking on not just the Liberals and NDP, but also the Bloc Quebecois. Scheer is now actively campaigning against the threat of a coalition Liberal-NDP government, bringing up the issue several times yesterday during campaign events in Winnipeg. But in Quebec, rising support for the BQ suggests that party could elect enough MPs to hold a powerful position in the event of a minority government.Scheer says the priority of the Bloc is to work towards another referendum on separation for Quebec, and discounts needing to work with them to advance the interests of Quebecers.
A coalition government in a parliamentary system is a form of government in which multiple political parties cooperate, reducing the dominance of any one party within that " coalition ".
Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer said on Oct. 14 that his government would not form a coalition government if the Conservatives only won a minority in the Canadian Federal Election. Federal Election 2019: Scheer says Liberal , NDP coalition something ‘you cannot afford’.
The Conservative leader was also challenged about other claims he has made about Liberal plans, including introducing a tax on capital gains from the sale of a principal residence and decriminalizing all hard drugs — neither of which is on the table.
Scheer defended the home-tax attack by insisting it was floated as a possibility by Adam Vaughan, a Liberal candidate seeking re-election in Toronto, when the party was soliciting policy ideas back in 2018, although it was never adopted and has been explicitly disavowed by the party as anything other than an idea raised in public meetings.
"It's not misinformation at all," Scheer insisted. "We know that the Liberals are contemplating these types of things."
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 18, 2019.
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Scheer, Trudeau warn voting Bloc will lead to another Quebec independence referendum .
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer adopted a sharp tone Sunday in his final news conference of the election campaign, warning that returning more Bloc Québécois MPs will result in another referendum on independence in Quebec.In his final pitch to millions of electors ahead of Monday's vote, Scheer said that voting Conservative is the only way to stave off a "costly coalition" between progressive parties and a revival of separatism in Quebec.