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Yes, it’s tough — and maybe a bit frustrating — for all oppositions hoping to offer meaningful contributions.
But this can’t excuse Scheer and others in the CPC hierarchy that seem every bit as tone deaf — or so seems evident by their insistence to go forward with the CPC leadership race at all.
They are postponing the Olympics and shuttering every major sports league in the world to prescribe to social-distancing, yet it’s proper for the leadership campaign to go ahead?
Why? Well, according CPC leadership frontrunner Peter MacKay, it’s because democracy can’t be stopped by a pandemic.
You actually do have a democratically elected leader in Scheer that you are trying push out the door and he’s doing a smart thing in asking for Parliament to berecalled to scrutinize decisions being made.
History may be very unkind to politicians choosing to be tone deaf.
Mandryk is the political columnist for the Regina Leader-Post and Saskatoon StarPhoenix.