John Kasich Thinks He Can Save The Republican Party From Itself


John Kasich, the Republican Governor of Ohio,
told CNN recently that, “If the Republican party cannot be fixed, if I can’t fix it,
if nobody else can come in there and fix it, then they’re not going to be able to count
on my support and I’m not going to be part of it. It’s as simple as that.” Well, here’s what John Kasich is actually
trying to say in this interview. John Kasich wants to be president. We know that because he literally ran for
president in the 2015 primaries through 2016, before dropping out because nobody wanted
to support him. So, what Kasich is doing here by saying, “The
Republican party is broken, it’s blasted, it’s horrible. We’ve got to fix it or I’m out.” He’s setting up the framework necessary to
run as a third party candidate, probably an independent, for 2020, assuming, he is assuming
Donald Trump is still going to be in office and be running for reelection. That is what Kasich is doing here. He doesn’t care anything about fixing the
Republican part. Why? Because he’s one of the biggest problems with
it. John Kasich as Governor of Ohio does not support
a woman’s right to choose. He actively engaged in disenfranchising thousands,
if not hundreds of thousands of African-American Democratic voters both in 2014 and 2016. He does everything that the other Republicans
do, he just does it on the sly. He does it a little more covertly. He is exactly like these other Republican
jackasses that we have in office, the only difference is he pretends that he’s not and
people buy into it. There is no difference between a John Kasich
or a Lindsey Graham, or a Ted Cruz, or a Paul Ryan, or a Donald Trump. All of these men are cut from the same clothe
ladies and gentlemen. John Kasich is not going to be the savior
of the Republican party. All he wants to do is get more power and more
authority and run for president. If he can’t do it as a Republican, as he says
here, “I’m going to do it as an independent.” Even though he swears he’s totally not going
to do that, ladies and gentlemen. John Kasich wants to be president and if he
is, no matter what banner he runs under, he is absolutely going to be just like every
other Republican president that we have seen in the last 30 or 40 years, a supporter or
trickle down economics, a supporter of stripping women of the right to choose, a supporter
of ending social safety net programs like social security and MediCare and MedicAid. He’s going to be in favor of destroying the
Affordable Care Act and stripping 32 million people in this country of their health insurance. That is John Kasich in a nutshell, because
that is every member of the Republican party in a nutshell.

Voters Are Leaving The Republican Party In Droves, But They Aren’t Embracing The Democrats Just Yet


According to a recent report by Gallup, Republicans
are losing numbers across the country. The number of people in the United States
who want to identify or are willing to identify as Republicans has fallen by several percentage
points, about three or four. Now, that may not seem like a lot. Three to four percent nationwide, sure whatever,
we’ll take it. However, historically, party ID affiliation
does drop following a presidential election, but it only drops by about one or two percent. So, this three to four percent is about double
what we’re used to seeing and according to the researchers that worked on this survey,
they believe that it is more permanent than the Republican Party realizes. Now, Democrats are probably getting pretty
excited at this point. These people are no longer Republicans, so
they’re coming over to our side! Well, guess what? They’re actually not. The number of people who identify as Democrats
has remained steady for the last year and a half, so these people defecting from the
Republican Party are not going to the Democrats. Instead, the survey says, they’re becoming
what’s considered pure independents, meaning they have no allegiance, no alliance with
one party or the other. They are truly independent voters who will
vote on the issues. And that is even more important and better
than them just straight up joining the Democratic Party. Now, let’s get one thing straight. I am a Democrat. I am a registered Democrat. Have been since I turned 18 years old. And I am not ready to defect out of that party
yet. It has a ton of problems. I understand that. I don’t agree with the way they handled the
primaries. I think yes, there was some foul play there. But, I’m not gonna give up on them. I’m not just gonna say screw it, I quit. I’m not like that. I’m going to keep trying to make it better. But I also understand the value and necessity
of third parties. We need more parties in the United States,
the stranglehold of the Democrats and the Republicans is not only not sustainable, but
it’s not representative of what people in this country actually believe and actually
want done. That’s why we need more parties. That’s why we need more independents. So, this study from Gallup saying that more
people are becoming pure independents, meaning they’re unlikely to go to one party or the
other is a great sign. It opens up an opportunity for third party
candidates at the House level, the Senate level, the state level, maybe even the presidential
level, and have a real shot at winning, a real shot at re-shaping the make-up of Congress. Of the presidency. Hell, of the Supreme Court! People who do not adhere to everything Republicans
say or everything that the Democrats say, people who just maybe have a mind of their
own. That’s what we need more of in this country. If we can’t rebuild the Democratic Party,
if it turns out that that is a completely a lost cause, then third parties are where
everybody’s gonna go. The Republican Party is lost. Diehard, lifelong Republicans look at their
party now and they don’t recognize it. We have seen too many defectors in the last
year to think that that party’s gonna be able to rebuild completely to what they were after
Trump leaves office. But the Democrats have too many problems of
their own, and if we can’t solve them from the inside, then yes, they’re gonna see massive
defection as well. They’ve already seen a little bit of it, but
nowhere near to the lengths that you would think from reading comments on Facebook and
Twitter. It just hadn’t happened. There’s still plenty of people like myself
who want to stay in the party and fix it and make it what it needs to be to more better
represent a modern America. But the old guard doesn’t want to let us in. And if we can’t change that, we will defect. But right now, the number of independents
in the United States is increasing, and that is exactly what we need going forward to truly
get a government that understands and represents a better portion of the American public.

How Trump turned Sean Hannity into a conspiracy theorist


Why is Sean Hannity, the most recognizable face on Fox News, begging his viewers to stop smashing their
Keurigs? It’s a weird story, and it’s what happens when the loudest pro-Trump
voice on Fox News decides to go This is news, information, and truth I promise you can’t get anywhere else in the
media. If you are lucky enough to not know who Sean Hannity is, think of him as on Fox News. President Trump, he’s moving very fast to fix the country and keep his promises to
you, the American people. It’s kind of a running joke at this point. Trump could nuke the rainforest and Hannity would be like: President Trump once again doubling down on draining the swamp. That diehard loyalty has made Hannity one of Trump’s favorite media personalities. You have been so great, and I’m very proud of you. But it’s also turned Hannity into cable news’s biggest conspiracy theorist. Because as Trump’s White House has been hit with bigger and bigger scandals, Hannity’s had to turn to wackier and wackier stories to distract his viewers. Come on, man. I’m doing my job. Hannity’s favorite conspiracy theory is his deep state shtick. The deep state Deep state leaks Deep state that has been leaking on you The belief that government agents are secretly conspiring to sabotage Trump and remove him from office. An unelected part of your government looking to overturn the results of a duly elected president That’s long been a talking point for conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones. We’re in a war with the deep state. But Hannity has brought it mainstream. A soft coup is underway. They’re planning a hot coup. The soft coup’s the buildup. A soft coup is underway. They’re a clear and present danger running around inside our country. In what is becoming now a clear and present
danger. Now Sean Hannity has said what I’ve been warning you of, word for word. Hannity’s also been a major promoter of the Uranium One story. The corrupt Uranium One deal It’s a conspiracy theory that claims Hillary
Clinton helped sell uranium to the Russians in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation. It’s a batshit theory that’s been debunked
repeatedly, including by Fox News. The accusation is predicated on the charge that Secretary Clinton approved the sale. She did not. But that hasn’t stopped Hannity from peddling
it. According to one study, Hannity spent three and a half hours on the
story over the course of three weeks. If you’re ever standing in front of a graphic
like this, it’s probably time to reevaluate your life
choices. There’s a ton of other Hannity conspiracy
theories. The Clinton email stuff. These are very serious crimes. Saying James Comey should be arrested. Comey’s possible criminal conduct Accusing Robert Mueller of trying to protect
Hillary Clinton. There’s no way the American people can trust Robert Mueller to investigate anything
Russian-related. Grow up, man. Hannity is now the leading conspiracy theorist on cable news, and there’s data to prove it. My name is Alvin Chang; I’m a senior reporter at Vox. I was interested in on his Fox News show. I went to Reddit’s conspiracy forum, and I wrote a computer program to get the top 1,000 posts. I categorized what the conspiracies were about, and I came up with about 100 different conspiracies that I could search transcripts with. I went through two years of TV news transcripts. When we looked at the data, it turns out Hannity far and away mentioned conspiracy
theories more than every other news program by a wide
margin. Don’t think this is a coincidence. Hannity’s not just your typical right-wing
pundit anymore. He’s moving into Alex Jones territory. And unsurprisingly, Jones has noticed too. I love it. But unlike Alex Jones, who uses conspiracy theories to sell survival
gear and bogus male supplements — We have developed the ultimate male vitality
supplement. Hannity uses conspiracy theories to protect
Trump, to distract away from stories that damage
the White House. I charted out when he brings these up over
time, and it seemed like None of that is related to President Trump. None of it. Zero is related to his campaign. You look at how much Hannity mentioned conspiracy theories in those times, they’re
spiked, and they’re related to the news of the day. They’re related to the scandals that the Trump administration is going through. Fox’s best defense of this stuff is that Hannity isn’t a real journalist. He’s an opinion host, so what he says doesn’t really matter. But that distinction between news and opinion is rarely clear on Fox. Look at the way Hannity introduces these segments about Uranium One and the deep state. Explosive new evidence in what is becoming the biggest scandal, or at least one of them, in American history. It’s hard to tell that this is opinion, right? It looks just like a news segment. And though Hannity sometimes denies being a journalist, I’m not a journalist. I’m a talk show host. he’s recently taken to calling himself a serious reporter. I’m a journalist, but I’m an advocacy journalist. I also do journalist work. I have soft hands. More importantly, advertisers don’t care about that distinction. Two conspiracy theories in particular have spooked Hannity’s advertisers. in May, Hannity started peddling the story that former DNC staffer Seth Rich was murdered after leaking emails from the DNC to WikiLeaks. Now, if true, this could become one of the
biggest scandals in American history and could mean that Rich
could have been murdered under very suspicious circumstances. It was bullshit from the start. PolitiFact rated it “Pants on Fire,” Snopes
debunked it, even Fox News retracted its article about
it. But Hannity continued, spending segment after
segment suggesting that Clinton operatives were somehow involved in Rich’s murder. If this is true, this blows the whole Russia
collusion narrative completely out of the water. It got so bad that Rich’s brother begged Hannity’s executive producer to stop him, writing, “We appeal to your decency to not
cause a grieving family more pain and suffering.” And I am not backing off asking questions
even though there is an effort that nobody talk about
Seth Rich. Major advertisers like Cars.com pulled their
ads from Hannity’s show. And eventually Hannity backed down. Out of respect for the family’s wishes, for now, I am not discussing this matter at
this time. But on Twitter, he promised he’d keep looking
into it, saying, “I am closer to the truth than ever. Not only am I not stopping, I am working harder.” A few months later, Hannity spooked advertisers
again. When Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who Trump endorsed, was accused of multiple
cases of sexual misconduct, including child molestation, Hannity came to his defense. How do we ascertain what happened 38 years
ago? None of us know the truth of what happened
38 years ago. Is that more common than people would think? Oh, definitely. That prompted another wave of advertiser panic, including from Keurig, which pulled its ads from Hannity’s show. And this time, Hannity lashed out. He retweeted a video of one of his supporters smashing their Keurig machines, tweeted a 2015 article about Keurigs being
covered in mold, and suggested he’d give free coffeemakers to the best videos of people smashing their
Keurigs. Eventually, Hannity backed down again. Please stop destroying your coffee machines. But not before advertisers like Volvo and
Realtor.com suggested they might pull their ads too. Everything about this story is so embarrassing. Masculinity is a cage. Fox knows Hannity is a problem too. They care about their right-wing audience, but they care more about ad revenue. Conspiracy theorists scare big companies. It’s why Alex Jones has to sell male vitality pills. It’s why Glenn Beck’s show ended despite him having a pretty good ratings. Now Hannity is testing the network’s limits. And once again, Fox has to figure out if the conspiracy monster they created is worth the damage they’re doing to their
bottom line. Thanks for watching! Remember to follow Strikethrough on Facebo- come on, man.

Andrew Scheer on the campaign trail | Day 6


FEDERAL ELECTION WILL COME DOWN TO. WHO DO YOU TRUST TO LEAVE MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCK SOCIETY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CAN GET AHEAD?>>Interpreter: THIS IS WHAT THE FEDERAL ELECTION IS ALL ABOUT THIS YEAR. WHO DO YOU TRUST TO PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKETS SO THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CAN GET AHEAD.>>ONE OF FIRST THINGS THE TRUDEAU LIBERALS DID FOUR YEARS AGO IS ELIMINATE TAX CREDITS FOR FAMILIES. HE TOOK AWAY THE PUBLIC TRANSIT CREDIT AND HE TOOK AWAY IMPORTANT SUPPORT THE PARENTS NEED. WHY? BECAUSE AT TEND OF THE DAY, JUSTIN TRUDEAU THINKS HE CAN SPEND YOUR MONEY BETTER THAN YOU. WE ALL KNOW THAT HIS POOR JUDGMENT LEADS HIM TO SPEND MONEY ON THINGS WE DON’T NEED. THEN HE STICKS YOU WITH THE BILL. OVER THE COURSE OF THIS CAMPAIGN, TRUDEAU IS GOING TO MAKE A BUNCH OF BIK SPENDING PROMISES. BUT HE’S ALREADY PROVEN HE CAN’T BE TRUSTED ON THE THINGS THAT TRULY MATTER TO FAMILIES. IF HE IS REELECTED, HIS ENDLESS DEFICITS WILL FORCE HIM TO RAISE TAXES EVEN HIGHER. HIS CARBON TAX WILL GO UP AND MAKE GAS, GROCERIES AND HOME HEATING EVEN MORE EXPENSIVE. UP TO $2,000 MORE EXPENSIVE PER YEAR, PER FAMILY. HIS DEBT WILL CONSUME PUBLIC SERVICES LIKE EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE AND HIS POOR JUDGMENT WILL LEAD TO MORE SCANDAL AT HOME AND MORE WEAKNESS ABROAD. I HAVE A POSITIVE VISION FOR CANADA AND A PLAN FOR ALL CANADIANS TO GET AHEAD. A NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WILL LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS SO WE CAN LOWER YOUR TAXES TO PUT MORE MONEY INTO YOUR POCKETS FOR YOU, FOR YOUR KIDS AND FOR YOUR RETIREMENT. AND OVER THE COMING WEEKS, WE’LL PROPOSE NEW, CONCRETE MEASURES TO RELIEVE THE PRESSURE AND EASE THE BURDENS THAT FAMILIES FACE EVERY DAY. JUST YESTERDAY, I ANNOUNCED THAT A NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WILL CUT INCOME TAXES FOR EVERY CANADIAN. THE UNIVERSAL TAX CREDIT, THE UNIVERSAL TAX CUT WILL SAVE A TYPICAL TWO-INCOME FAMILY WITH AVERAGE SALARIES $850 A YEAR. THAT’S $850 BACK INTO YOUR POCKET EACH AND EVERY YEAR. I HAVE A PLAN FOR ALL CANADIANS TO GET AHEAD. A PLAN FOR YOU AND YOUR KIDS TO HAVE THE LIFE YOU’VE BEEN WORKING SO HARD FOR. NOW I’M A DAD TO FIVE EXCEPTIONAL KIDS. MY WIFE JILL AND I KNOW FIRSTHAND THAT WHEN FAMILIES GROW, SO DO THE EXTENSES THAT COME ALONG WITH IT. AND MY PLAN IS FOCUSED ON HELPING THOSE HARD-WORKING MOMS AND DADS WHO JUST WANT TO GIVE THEIR KIDS THE BEST LIFE THEY CAN. WHETHER IT’S HOCKEY PROGRAMMES OR DANCE LESSONS, BASKETBALL OR SOCCER. WHETHER IT’S PIANOLESS SONS, MUSICAL THEATRE A LITTLE EXTRA HELP WITH MATH, SCIENCE OR STUDYING A SECOND LANGUAGE. EVERY PARENT WANTS TO GIVE THEIR KID A CHANCE TO GET AHEAD. [SPEAKING FRENCH].>>Interpreter: WHETHER IT IS FOR HOCKEY OR BASKETBALL OR SOCCER, WHETHER IT’S PIANOLESS SONS OR THEATRE, OR A LITTLE BIT OF HELP WITH MATH, SCIENCE OR LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE, ALL PARENTS WANT TO GIVE THEIR CHILDREN A CHANCE TO SUCCEED IN LIFE.>>HAVING CHILDREN IS A BLESSING BUT GIVING KIDS THE CHANCE TO PLAY A SPORT, LEARN AN INSTRUMENT OR WORK WITH A TUTOR IS BEYOND THE FINANCIAL MEANS OF MANY CANADIAN FAMILIES. THAT IS WHY I’M SO PROUD TODAY TO ANNOUNCE THAT, AS PRIME MINISTER, I WILL INTRODUCE THE CHILDREN’S FITNESS TAX CREDIT THAT WILL ALLOW PARENTS TO CLAIM UP TO $1,000 PER CHILD PER YEAR? FOR FITNESS AND SPORTS-RELATED EXPENSE. WE’LL MAKE THAT CREDIT REFUNDABLE SO LOWER-INCOME FAMILIES BENEFIT MOST. AND PARENTS OF CHILDREN LIVING WITH DISABILITIES WILL BE ABLE TO CLAIM AN ADDITIONAL $500. BUT WE WON’T STOP THERE. A NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WILL INTRODUCE THE CHILDREN’S ARTS AND LEARNING TAX CREDIT FOR PARENTS TO CLAIM UP TO $500 PER CHILD FOR ARTS PROGRAMMES, EXPENSES OR FOR OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL. THIS CREDIT WILL ALSO BE REFUNDABLE. [SPEAKING FRENCH].>>Interpreter: I AM PROUD TO ANNOUNCE TODAY THAT, AS PRIME MINISTER, I WILL INTRODUCE THE CHILDREN’S FITNESS TAX CREDIT UNDER WHICH FAMILIES CAN DEDUKTSZ $1,000 PER CHILD PER YEAR FOR SPORTS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES. THIS TAX CREDIT WILL BE REFUNDABLE SO THAT FAMILIES WILL BENEFIT MOST. AND THE PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH A DISABILITIES WILL BE ABLE TO CLAIM AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF $500 PER CHILD. A NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WILL ALSO INTRODUCE THE ARTS AND LEARNING TAX CREDIT TO ALLOW PARENTS TO DEDUCT UP TO $500 PER CHILD FOR EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES OF THEIR CHILDREN. OR OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE SCHOOL. THAT CREDIT WILL ALSO BE REFUNDABLE.>>IN YOU CHOOSE LANGUAGELESS SONS OR MATH TUTORING, THIS CREDIT WILL APPLY TO THOSE ACTIVITIES, TOO. AND PARENTS OF CHILDREN LIVING WITH DISABILITIES WILL BE ABLE TO CLAIM DOUBLE AMOUNT UP TO $1,000 PER CHILD PER YEAR. EVERY SINGLE FAMILY WITH CHILDREN6 OR UNDER WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THESE NEW CREDITS. THIS WILL HELP PARENTS ENSURE THAT IF THEIR CHILD NEEDS A LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA HELP TO SUCCEED AT SCHOOL, THEY CAN GET THAT HELP. IF THEIR CHILD WANDS TO LEARN AN INSTRUMENT OR TAKE AN ART CLASS, PARENTS CAN GIVE THEM THAT CHANCE AS WELL. AND IF A CHILD WANTS TO BE ACTIVE, TRY A NEW SPORT OR PLAY ON A TEAM, PARENTS CAN PROVIDE THEM THAT OPPORTUNITY AS WELL. JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S SPENT THE LAST FOUR YEARS FIGHTING FOR HIS BILLIONAIRE FRIENDS AND HIS POWERFUL CONNECTIONS. I’M RUNNING TO BE PRIME MINISTER FOR ALL CANADIANS WHO JUST NEED A BREAK. THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING, GETTING AN EDUCATION, GETTING A GOOD JOB, WORKING HARD, PAYING THEIR BILLS ON TIME. BUT WHO STILL CAN’T SEEM TO GET ANEDS LIFE. THE PARENTS WHO SIT AROUND THE DINNER TABLE CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS TO FIGURE OUT HOW THEY WILL MAKE IT TO TEND OF THE MONTH LIKE MY PARENTS OFTEN DID. THAT IS WHO I’M FIGHTING FOR AND THAT IS WHO A NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT THIS FALL WILL GOVERN FOR. [SPEAKING FRENCH].>>Interpreter: I’M RUNNING TO BE THE PRIME MINISTER OF ALL CANADIANS WHO WANT ASSISTANCE TO GET AHEAD. FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO DO THE RIGHT THINGS, LIKE STUDY, GET A GOOD JOB, PAY THEIR BILLS ON TIME. BUT JUST CAN’T GET AHEAD. FOR THOSE PARENTS SITTING AROUND THE KITCHEN TABLE WHO ARE DOING THEIR CALCULATIONS TO SEE HOW THEY CAN MAKE ENDS MEET. AS MY PARENTS OFTEN DID. I’M FIGHTING FOR THEM AND A NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WILL GOVERN FOR THEM.>>AND THE CHOICE IS CLEAR — BETWEEN A PRIME MINISTER WHO WILL MAKE LIFE MORE EXPENSIVE AND A PRIME MINISTER THAT WILL HELP YOU GET AHEAD. WHERE JUSTIN TRUDEAU WILL USE THE POWER OF HIS OFFICE TO REWARD HIS FRIENDS AND PUNISH HIS ENEMIES, I WILL UPHOLD THE RULE OF LAW AND BRING “E.T.” ININGSES AND INTEGRITY BACK TO GOVERNMENT AND SHINE A LIGHT ON HIS SCANDAL AND CORRUPTION. WHERE HE WILL SAY NO TO THE DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS OF CANADIANS, I WILL SAY YES. AND WHERE HE WILL COST YOU MORE AND MAKE YOUR LIFE MORE EXPENSIVE, I WILL RUN A GOVERNMENT THAT LIVES WITHIN ITS MEANS BECAUSE I HAVE A PLAN TO PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKETS SO YOU CAN GET AHEAD. OUR FAMILY-FRIENDLY TAX CREDITS FOR FITNESS, ARTS AND LEARNING ARE PART OF HELPING YOUNG FAMILIES GET AHEAD AND THEY’RE PART OF MY POSITIVE CONSERVATIVE VISION FOR CANADA AND THAT IS WHAT I’M OFFERING TO CANADIANS ON OCTOBER 21. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MERCI BEAUCOUP.>>Reporter: YOU’VE CRITICIZED THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT FOR RUNNING DEFICITS. THE LARGE INCOME TAX CUT YOU ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY COULD MAKE IT EVEN LARGER. WHAT ELSE WILL YOU NOT BE SPENDING MONEY ON?>>WELL, AS I INDICATED, WE WILL BE GETTING BACK TO BALANCED BUDGET OVER A RESPONSIBLE PERIOD OF TIME. THAT IS GOING TO BE OVER THE FIVE-YEAR TIME PERIOD. WE WILL DO THAT AND SHOW CANADIANS HOW WE GET BACK TO BALANCED BUDGETS DURING THIS CAMPAIGN. IT’S INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT THAT WE DO THAT. WE KNOW THAT MASSIVE DEFICITS FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS THREATEN SOCIAL PROGRAMMES. IT MEANS MORE AND MORE OF THE TAX DOLLARS OF CANADIANS ARE GOING TO PAY THE INTEREST ON THAT DEBT. THAT IS WHY WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO BALANCED BUDGETS AND WE WILL BE SHOWING CANADIANS EXACTLY HOW WE’LL BE DOING THAT.>>Reporter: THE LIBERAL WAR ROOM IS RUNNING ATTACK AFTER ATTACK. HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR TEAM HAS HANDLED THAT SO FAR? AND IS YOUR PLAN OF RUNNING A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN WORKING?>>I BELIEVE THAT WHEN CANADIANS SEE WHAT EACH PARTY IS FOCUSED ON, THEY WILL SEE THAT THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY IS FOCUSED ON CONCRETE MEASURES, TO MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE AND HELP THEM GET AHEAD. IF THE LIBERALS WANT TO FOCUS ON THESE TYPES OF ATTACKS, I WILL SAY THAT THE CANDIDATE THAT I’M MOST CONCERNED ABOUT IS THE LIBERAL CANDIDATE FOR PAPINEAU. SOMEONE WHO’S BROKEN ETHICS LAWS TWICE, WHO HAS INVITE ADD TERRORIST ALONG THE A STATE EVENT, PICTURED WITH JOSHUA BOYLE AND WHO HAS BLOCKED ATTEMPTS OF THE RCMP TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SNC-LAVALIN SCANDAL. THAT CANDIDATE WOULD NEVER PASS CONSERVATIVE VETTING. [SPEAKING FRENCH]. [SPEAKING FRENCH].>>Interpreter: AND WHO HAS BEEN BLOCKING THE RCMP FROM INVESTIGATING POTENTIAL OBSTRUCTION. SO THIS IS A CANDIDATE WHO WOULD NEVER HAVE COME THROUGH THE CONSERVATIVE VETING PROCESS. MR. SCHEER, THE ATTACK ON OIL FACILITIES HAS CAUSED A LOT OF INSTABILITY. OBVIOUSLY THIS WILL HAVE AN IMPACT AT THE PUMP. WHAT COULD YOUR GOVERNMENT DO TO HELP WITH THAT? THE SITUATION IN SAUDI ARABIA SHOWS JUST HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO BE ENERGY INDEPENDENT AND THE ONLY SOLUTION REALLY IS TO HAVE A PROPER ENERGY CORRIDOR SO THAT WE CAN MOVE OIL FROM THE WEST TO THE EAST OF CANADA AND GET RID OF FOREIGN OIL AND I’M THE ONLY CANDIDATE RUNNING FOR PRIME MINISTER WHO WILL DO THAT. YES, MR. SCHEER, THAT AREN’T MANY FACILITIES IN EASTERN CANADA TO REFINE CRUDE OIL. SO, HOW CAN THAT BE CONSIDERED A SOLUTION? WE WON’T BE MORE INDEPENDENTS. THAT IS THE IDEA. THE IDEA IS TO BE INDEPENDENT IN TERMS OF OUR ENERGY. AND THIS IS A VISION FOR CANADA WITH THE ENERGY CORRIDOR. AT THE SAME TIME, WE’LL HAVE A SHORT-TERM ACTION PLAN TO ENSURE THAT PIPELINES CAN BE BUILT AND AT THE SAME TIME, THE ENERGY CORRIDOR WILL ALLOW QUEBEC TO SHARE ITS HYDRO ELECTRICITY WITH THE OTHER PROVINCES. I HAVE TO SAY THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S SOLUTION IS TO IMPOSE A CARBON TAX THAT WILL MAKE GAS EVEN MORE EXPENSIVE AND WHEN HE’S QUESTIONED, HE SAYS THAT HIGHER PRICES FOR GAS ARE EXACTLY WHAT HE’S LOOKING FOR. NOW THE CONSERVATIVES WANT TO MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE. AND WE’LL HAVE A SYSTEM IN PLACE THAT ALLOWS WESTERN OIL TO REACH THE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY AND WE WON’T NEED FOREIGN OIL. WE WILL BE LESS DEPENDENT ON OIL FROM SAUDI ARABIA. WHAT IF WE CAN’T REFINE IT IN CANADA? THERE ARE REFINERIES IN EASTERN CANADA AND THERE IS A PLAN TO EXPAND THOSE REFINERIES. SO, YES, IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME. BUT IF WE DON’T GET STARTED IMMEDIATELY, WI WILL CONTINUE TO DEPEND ON SAUDI ARABIA FOR YEARS TO COME.>>OBVIOUSLY THIS SITUATION IN GEORGIAN BAY CLEARLY SHOWS THE NEED OF CANADA TO BE INDEPENDENT OF FOREIGN ENERGY AND THAT IS THE PRINCIPLE BEHIND MY NATIONAL ENERGY CORRIDOR. ALLOWING TRANSPORT OF CANADIAN ENERGY FROM WESTERN CANADA TO EASTERN CANADA AND ALSO GIVES QUEBEC THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE ITS HYDRO ELECTRICITY WITH OTHER PROVINCES AS WELL. AND I’M THE ONLY CANDIDATE FOR PRIME MINISTER WHO HAS A PLAN TO GET THAT DONE.>>Reporter: GOOD MORNING, MR. SCHEER. THERE ARE SOME YOUNG PEOPLE ON PARLIAMENT HILL AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY TODAY. THEY’RE SAYING THAT THEY ARE MAKING A PLEDGE THAT THEY WILL NOT HAVE CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY ARE SO CONCERNED ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND WILL NOT HAVE CHILDREN UNTIL THEY SEE PROPER ACTION TO THE GOVERNMENT. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO WON’T HAVE CHILDREN.>>OBVIOUSLY SOMEONE WHO HAS FIVE CHILDREN, I BELIEVE CHILDREN ARE A GREAT BLESSING AND THEY’RE THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY AND THE FUTURE OF OUR SOCIETY. I WILL SAY TO ANYONE WHO’S CONCERNED ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND CANADA’S GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT IS THAT WE ARE THE ONLY PARTIS WITH A REAL PLAN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. WE HAVE CONCRETE PROPOSAL THATS WILL REDUCE CANADA’S CO2 EMISSIONS, TAKE CLIMATE CHANGE FIGHT GLOBAL AND PUT MONEY BACK IN THE POCKETS OF CANADIANS. UNDER JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S PLAN, EVERYTHING IS GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE AND WE’RE FALLING FURTHER AND FURTHER BEHIND OUR TARGETS SO I UNDERSTAND THEY WOULD BE FRUSTRATED WITH THIS LIBERAL GOVERNMENT.>>Reporter: AU FRANÇOIS?>>Interpreter: YES. AS THE FATHER OF FIVE CHILDREN, I BELIEVE THAT CHILDREN ARE A BLESSING AND I CAN UNDERSTAND PEOPLE’S FRUSTRATION WHEN THEY LOOK AT JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND SEE THAT CANADA IS FALLING FURTHER BEHIND IN TERMS OF OUR TARGETS. AND WE’RE THE ONLY PARTY WITH A REAL PLAN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT, PUTTING MORE MONEY BACK IN THE POCKETS OF CANADIANS WITH THE HOME RENOVATION TAX CREDIT. SO I UNDERSTAND THAT FRUSTRATION. BUT I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO SAY THAT CHILDREN ARE A GOOD THING.>>Reporter: SECOND TIME SO FAR THAT YOU’VE ANNOUNCED YOU’RE RESURRECTING A TAX CREDIT THAT THE FORMER GOVERNMENT HAD IN PLACE. WHEN THOSE WERE CANCELED, THE LIBERALS SAID THAT THEY WERE DOING IT IN PART TO INCREASE THE CHILD CANADA BENEFIT WHICH YOU SAY YOU EAR GOING TO MAINTAIN AND THAT WAS THEIR CHOICE. WHAT CHOICE ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE IN TERMS OF BALANCING THE BUDGET AND HOW MANY MORE TAX CREDITS WILL YOU BE RESURRECTING?>>THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THIS CAMPAIGN, WE WILL BE PROPOSING NEW IDEAS. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CANADIAN FAMILIES APPRECIATED THE EXTRA HELP WITH PAYING FOR KIDS ACTIVITIES. THAT IS WHY THEY WERE SO DISAPPOINTED WHEN JUSTIN TRUDEAU CANCELED THEM. AND, AGAIN, IT GOES BACK TO CHOICES. JUSTIN TRUDEAU BELIEVES HE CAN SPEND YOUR MONEY BETTER THAN YOU CAN AND THAT IS WHY HE CANCELED THESE TYPES OF VERY POPULAR TAX CREDITS. WE WILL BE BRINGING THEM BACK. WE WILL ALSO HAVE A FULLY COSTED PLATFORM THAT SHOWS CANADIANS EXACTLY HOW WE’LL GET BACK TO BALANCED BUDGETS AND STILL MAINTAINING INCREASES TO IMPORTANT SERVICES LIKE HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION. IT IS A QUESTION OF CONTROLING THE RATE OF GROWTH OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND SOME PHILOSOPHICAL DIFFERENCES. WE DON’T BELIEVE THAT CANADIAN TAX DOLLARS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE BANK TO BE BUILDING ROADS AND BRIDGES IN OTHER COUNTRIES. [SPEAKING FRENCH].>>Interpreter: YES, IT’S CLEAR THAT TAX CREDITS LIKE THIS WERE VERY POPULAR WITH CANADIAN FAMILIES. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CANADIANS THAT BENEFITED FROM THOSE TAX CREDITS. WE WILL BE PROPOSING NEW IDEAS THROUGHOUT THE CAMPAIGN TO LEAVE MORE MONEY IN THE POCKET OF CANADIANS AND WE’LL SHOW CANADIANS HOW WE CAN BALANCE THE BUNLTZ EVEN AS WE MAINTAIN INVESTMENTS IN SOCIAL PROGRAMMES LIKE HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION.>>Reporter: GOOD MORNING. YOU AND SEVERAL OF YOUR CANDIDATES ARE CLAIMING THAT THE LIBERALS WILL RAISE THE CAPITAL GAINS TAX ON THE SALE OF PRINCIPLE RESIDENCES. THE LIBERALS SAY THIS IS 100% FALSE. WILL YOU STOP MAKING THIS CLAIM AND DIRECT YOUR CANDIDATES WHO ARE ALSO MAKING THIS CLAIM TO DO THE SAME?>>WELL, LET’S KEEP IN MIND JUST BECAUSE JUSTIN TRUDEAU SAYS HE’LL DO SOMETHING DOESN’T MEAN HE’LL DO IT. YOU CAN’T TRUST HIM. HE HAS RAISED TAX ON CANADIAN FAMILIES, EVEN THOUGH HE SAID HE WOULDN’T. SO, WHEN WE SEE THAT THIS IS THE TYPE OF IDEA THAT LIBERALS ARE PROPOSING, I THINK CANADIANS ARE RIGHTLY CONCERNED ABOUT IT. THIS IS — THIS IDEA WAS PUT FORWARD BY HAND-PICKED LIBERAL MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, SOMEONE VERY CLOSE TO JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND THESE ARE THE IDEAS THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU WILL NIEMDS MREMENT AFTER THE ELECTION WHEN HE DOESN’T NEED YOUR VOTE, BUT STILL NEEDS YOUR MONEY.>>Reporter: THE LIBERALS ARE SAYING THIS WAS A SUMMARY OF OPINIONS, THAT IT WAS NEVER POLICY PROPOSAL. AND THAT IT WAS NEVER UNDER CONSIDERATION. SO, YOU KNOW, GIVEN THAT ONE OF THEIR OWN CANDIDATES HAS ALSO GONE ON RADIO, THE PARTY SAYS, TO SAY THAT THIS WAS FALSE AND A BAD IDEA, WILL YOU STOP MAKING THE CLAIM THAT THEY’RE GOING TO DO THIS?>>WELL, JUSTIN TRUDEAU HAS LOST ALL CONFIDENCE FROM THE CANADIAN PEOPLE TO TELL THE TRUTH. WHEN HE SAYS HE IS NOT GOING TO DO SOMETHING, PEOPLE JUST CAN’T TRUST HIM. HE SAID HE WOULDN’T RAISE TAX ON THE MIDDLE CLASS. HE DID. HE SAID HE WOULD BALANCE THE BUDGET IN 2019. HE DIDN’T. HE SAID JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD NEVER CAME TO HIM WITH HER CONCERNS. TURNS OUT SHE DID. HE HAS LIED IN THE PAST. HE HAS BROKEN PROMISES AND ONE THING CANADIANS CAN BE SURE OF IS THAT THIS IS THE MINDSET OF LIBERALS. THEY ARE NOT LOOKING FOR WAYS TO PUT MORE MONEY IN THE POCKETS OF CANADIANS. THE IDEAS THAT ARE COMING FROM THEIR CAUCUS AND THAT THEY’RE PUTTING TO WARD ARE ALL ABOUT GETTING NEW REVENUES FROM CANADIANS BECAUSE THEY’RE RUNNING THEE MASSIVE DEFICITS THAT HAVE TO BE PAID BACK AT SOME POINT.>>Reporter: AU FRANÇOIS? OUI.>>Interpreter: YES, IT IS CLEAR THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY THINGS THAT CANADIANS ARE SEEKING TO DO, TO GET MORE MONEY FROM CANADIAN FAMILIES AND WE CANNOT TRUST JUSTIN TRUDEAU. HE HAS TOLD LIES IN THE PAST AND HE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT. HE SAID THAT HE WOULD BALANCE THE BUDGET IN 2019. HE DIDN’T DO IT. HE SAID HE WOULD NEVER INCREASE TAXES ON CANADIANS AND HE DID. HE SAID THAT MS. WILSON-RAYBOULD NEVER DISCUSSED HER CONCERNS WITH HIM AND WE NOW KNOW THAT WAS FALSE. HE WILL LIE AND CONTINUE TO SAY THINGS THAT AREN’T TRUE. BUT CANADIANS CAN SEE THAT THIS IS THE ONLY THING THAT THE LIBERALS ARE INTERESTED IN, GETTING MORE MONEY TO DEAL WITH THEIR DEFICIT.>>Reporter: [INAUDIBLE]. NICE TO SEE YOU.>>GOOD TO SEE YOU.>>Reporter: UP UNTIL 2015, THIS WAS CONSIDERED AN ULTRA-SAFE, CONSERVATIVE RIDING AND THEN LOSTS TO THE LITTLE BIT RALGS S. THAT PART OF THE REASON WE’RE SEEING YOU HERE THIS MORNING?>>OF COURSE. YOU KNOW, I’M GOING TO BE GOING ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY, VISITING RIDINGS THAT WE HELD IN THE PAST, BUT LOST IN 2015. AND I’VE ALREADY HEARD THIS IS NOT — I’VE BEEN TO KELOWNA SEVERAL TIMES SINCE BECOMING LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY AND I’VE HEARD FROM SO MANY PEOPLE WHO SAID THEY VOTED LIBERAL IN 2015 AND THEY REGRET THAT AND NOW THEY’RE VOTING CONSERVATIVE IN 2019. WE’RE VERY OPTIMISTIC. WE ALSO HAVE A SITUATION WHERE THE LOCAL LIBERAL MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT LET SO MANY PEOPLE DOWN. THE SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY HERE IN KELOWNA SO SIGH BRAND AND ESSENTIAL TO THE ECONOMIC WELL-BEING OF THE REGION AND WHEN THE LOCAL LIBERAL MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT VOTED IN FAVOUR OF ALL THOSE TAX HIKES ON SMALL BUSINESSES, I HEARD IT DIRECTLY, THEY WERE SO DISAPPOINTED THAT THEIR M.P. WAS NOT STANDING UP FOR THEIR INTERESTS. I THINK PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR A CHANGE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL AND PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR A CHANGE ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL AS WELL.>>Reporter: I WANT TO PICK UP ON SOMETHING THAT MY COLLEAGUE JUST ASKED YOU ABOUT. YOU’RE KOUSING J*LTS AND THE LIBERALS OF MISLEADING CANADIANS AND, IN SOME CASES, LYING. BUT ARE YOU NOT DOING THE EXACT SAME THING, ACCUSING JUSTIN TRUDEAU OF BY PUSHING THIS LINE ON THE CAPITAL GAINS TAX? IT’S — THEY SAY IT IS NOT TRUE AND IT WAS PART OF A POLICY PROPOSAL. SO, ARE YOU NOT PUTTING A LIE OUT THERE TO CANADIANS?>>THEY’VE SAID A LOT OF THINGS THAT AREN’T TRUE. THEY SAID THEY WOULDN’T DO THINGS THAT THEY ENDED UP DOING AND WOULDN’T DO THINGS THAT THEY WOULD DO THINGS THAT THEY ENDED UP NOT DOING AND THAT IS VERY CLEAR. JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S RUNNING AROUND SPREADING A FEAR AND MISINFORMATION ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGN. I’VE MADE IT VERY CLEAR TO CANADIANS THAT WE’RE GOING TO MAINTAIN INCREASES TO SOCIAL SERVICES LIKE HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION. HE REFUSES TO ACCEPT THAT. SO WHAT THEY ARE PASSING AROUND POLICY PAPERS AND PUTTING FORWARD IDEAS THAT GIVE A GLIMPSE INTO THE MINDSET OF A GOVERNMENT THAT IS DECEMBER PRATZ FOR NEW REVENUES BECAUSE THEY’RE RUNNING THESE MASSIVE DEFICITS. I THINK CANADIANS HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW THIS IS THE TYPE OF THING THAT IS CONTEMPLATED.>>Reporter: MY FOLLOW-UP QUESTION IS WHAT YOU HAD TO TELL REPORTERS. YESTERDAY, THE LIBERAL WAR ROOM AGAIN TARGETED TWO OF YOUR CANDIDATES. I REACHED OUT TO YOUR TEAM AND NO ONE’S GOTTEN BACK TO ME. I’M WONDERING, GIVEN THE COMMENTS THAT THEY’VE MADE IN THE PAST, WHETHER IT BE ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR THE PAST COMMENTS, DID THEY APOLOGIZE AND ARE YOU STILL GOING TO STAND BY THEM AND HOW DID THAT CRISIS HAPPEN?>>AS I SAID, OUR PARTY AND ALL OF OUR CANDIDATES ARE COMMITED TO THE RIGHTS OF CANADIANS AND ALL 338 CANDIDATE WILL BE PROPROMOTING A MESSAGE OF INCLUSIVITY AND RESPECT. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE LIBERAL CABINET MEMBER IN PAPINEAU WHO BROKE ELECTIONS RULES TWICE AND BROUGHT A TERRORIST TO A GOVERNMENT FUNCTION AND IS NOW BLOCKING THE RCMP INVESTIGATION INTO THE SNC-LAVALIN AFFAIR. AND I LOOK FORTOWARD TO JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S RESPONSE THAT HE TOOK FAITH GOLDY OUT FOR DRINK. I’D LOVE TO HEAR HIS RESPONSE TO THOSE ALLEGATIONS.>>Reporter: MR. SCHEER, YESTERDAY, TODAY AND I’M ASSUMING YOU WILL BE ANNOUNCING A LOT MORE OF THESE TARGETED TAX CUTS LIKE LAST WEEK WITH THE TRANSIT TAX. EXPERTS HAVE SAID THAT THEY DON’T CHANGE BEHAVIOUR AT ALL. SO, WHY ARE YOU GOING BACK TO THESE?>>WELL, ONE THING THAT WE’RE HEARING FROM CANADIANS THAT LIFE IS GETTING MORE AND MORE EXPENSIVE AND THESE TAX CREDITS DO MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE. THESE ARE COSTS THAT FAMILY STROS BEAR. CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES ARE THINGS THAT FAMILIS HAVE TO DO AND WANT TO DO. SO THIS IS PART OF OUR AFFORDABLABILITY MESSAGE. LY ALSO POINT OUT TO YOU THAT WITH THINGS LIKE THE PUBLIC TRANSIT TAX CREDIT, WE HAVE STATEMENTS FROM PEOPLE LIKE THE PRESIDENT OF THE TORONTO TRANSIT COMMISSION WHO SAID THAT THIS WILL — ABOUT THE CANCELLATION OF THESE TAX CREDITS HAD ADD NEGATIVE IMPACT ON RIDERSHIP. I’LL ALSO POINT OUT THAT YESTERDAY’S TAX CUT ANNOUNCEMENT IS A UNIVERSAL TAX CUT THAT BENEFITS EVERY SINGLE CANADIAN. IT IS A BROAD-BASED INCOME TAX CUT THAT WILL PROVIDE RELIEF FOR CANADIAN FAMILIES. SO WE’LL HAVE A GREAT PACKAGE OF TAX CUTS THAT INCLUDES SOME TARGETED MEASURES AS WELL AS BROAD-BASED MEASURES AS WELL. FRENCH FREFRNG.>>Interpreter: YES, IT IS CLEAR THAT TAX CREDITS SUCH AS THE ONES WE’RE ANNOUNCING TODAY AND THE ONE LAST WEEK, DO HELP TO MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE FOR CANADIANS ON ESSENTIAL COSTS. AND THAT IS THE REASON WE DECIDED TO REINTRODUCE THESE TAX CREDITS. BUT I SHOULD ALSO POINT OUT THAT YESTERDAY WE ANNOUNCED A TAX CUT THAT WOULD AFFECT EVERY CANADIAN. IT’S VERY COMPREHENSIVE AND IT WILL LEAVE MORE MONEY IN THE POCKETS OF ALL CANADIANS. AND DURING THIS CAMPAIGN, WE WILL BE INTRODUCING A SUITE OF TAX CUTS WITH A BIG — A GOOD MIX FOR ALL CANADIANS.>>Reporter: [INAUDIBLE] REVENUE AWAY FROM THE GOVERNMENT. AND PROMISING A BALANCED BUDGET. NOW ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES ASKED YOU AND YOU DIDN’T REALLY ANSWER THE QUESTION. OTHER THAN THE ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE BANK CONTRIBUTION, CAN YOU JUST NAME ONE OTHER PLACE YOU ARE GOING TO CUT TO GET TOT A BALANCED BUDGET?>>WE’LL BE RELEASING OUR FULLY ACCOSTED PLATFORM THAT WILL SHOW EXACTLY HOW WE’LL DO THAT. IN THE COMING DAYS, WE WILL BE MAKING FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS OF PHILOSOPHICAL DIFFERENCES THAT WE HAVE WITH THE LIBERAL PARTY AS TO HOW THEY THINK THEY CAN SPEND MONEY BETTER THAN CANADIANS. WE KNOW THAT A DOLLAR LEFT IN THE POCKETS OF A HARD-WORKING CANADIAN IS ALWAYS BETTER SPENT THAN IN THE POCKETS OF POLITICIAN WHO TAXED IT. SO, WE’LL BE MAKING FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THAT. BUT ONE THING IS CLEAR — WE WILL LOWER THE COST OF LIVING. PUT MORE MONEY BACK IN THE POCKETS OF CANADIANS WHILE BRINGING US BACK TO BALANCED BUDGETS OVER A RESPONSIBLE PERIOD OF TIME AND MAINTAINING INCREASES IN FUNDING FOR ESSENTIAL SERVICES LIKE HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION. [SPEAKING FRENCH].>>Interpreter: YES, WE WILL BE MAKING ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE COMING DAYS. TO EXPLAIN HOW WE WILL BALANCE THE BUDGET AT THE SAME TIME AS WE CUT TAXES. AND INCREASE INVESTMENTS IN CRITICAL PROGRAMMES LIKE HEALTH AND EDUCATION. BUT ONE THING IS CLEAR. THE CONSERVATIVES UNDERSTAND THAT $IS IN THE POCKET OF A TAXPAYER WHO’S WORKING HARD IS BETTER SPENT THAN IN THE HANDS OF A POLITICIAN TAXING IT. THAT IS THE DIFFERENCINGER BETWEEN THE LIBERALS AND THE CONSERVATIVES BUT WE WILL BE DIVULGING OUR COSTED PROGRAMME BEFORE THE ELECTION.>>Reporter: [INAUDIBLE]. THE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS NATIONAL CHIEF PERRY BELLEGARDE RECENTLY CALLED ON YOU TO PUBLICLY DISAVOW FROM HARPER’S APPROACH TO INDIGENOUS ISSUES L. -WILL YOU COMMIT TO THIS NOW?>>I HAVE A GREAT WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH PERRY BELLEGARDE. HE IS FROM MY RIDING OF REGINA-Q’APELLE AND I’VE ALWAYS MADE MYSELF AND MY OFFICE ACCESSIBLE TO HIM I’VE VISITED TO THE A.F.N. TO HEAR CONCERNS DIRECTLY FROM INDIGENOUS CHIEFS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND CONTINUE TO HAVE THAT TYPE OF POSITIVE, OPEN, WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH BOTH MR. BELLEGARDE AND INDIGENOUS LEADERS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE AND ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. [SPEAKING FRENCH].>>Interpreter: YES. I HAVE A PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH MR. BELLEGARDE, A VERY WARM RELATIONSHIP. HE COMES FROM MY OWN RIDING OF REGINA-Q’APELLE AND I’VE HAD MANY MEETINGS WITH HIM AND I ADDRESSED THE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS AND I’LL CONTINUE TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM AND APPROACH ALL THE INDINS NOW LEADERS.>>Reporter: [INAUDIBLE].>>I JUST COMMITTED TO HAVING A POSITIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE INDIGENOUS CHIEFS WHO HAVE CONCERNS. OUR PARTY IS VERY SUPPORTIVE OF MEASURES THAT WOULD IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR INDIGENOUS CANADIANS BOTH ON AND OFF RESERVE. AND WE’LL DON’T DO THAT. I WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE AN OPEN RELATIONSHIP WITH INDIGENOUS CHIEFS, MAKE MYSELF AVAILABLE PERSONALLY AND MY OFFICE AND, AS PRIME MINISTER, I WILL ABSOLUTELY FOCUS AND CONCENTRATE ON ISSUES THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO INDIGENOUS CANADIANS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, EVERYONE. MERCI BEAUCOUP.>>Suhana: CONSERVATIVE LEADER ANDREW SCHEER THERE. HE IS IN LAKE COUNTRY, BRITISH COLUMBIA IN THE OKANAGAN VALLEY. AND ANNOUNCING THERE A CHILDREN’S FITNESS TAX CREDIT AND AN ARTS AND LEARNING TAX

Tearful John Bercow reveals he will step down as Speaker by 31 October


I would like to make a personal
statement to the House. At the 2017 election, I promised
my wife and children that it would be my last.
This is a pledge that I intend to keep. If the House votes tonight for
an early general election, my tenure as Speaker and MP
will end when this Parliament ends. If the House does not so vote,
I have concluded that the least disruptive and most democratic
course of action would be for me to stand down at the close of
business on Thursday 31 October. [Applause] The least disruptive, because
that date will fall shortly after the votes on the Queen’s Speech,
expected on 21 and 22 October. The week or so after that may
be quite lively, and it would be best to have an experienced figure
in the chair for that short period. The most democratic, because
it will mean that a ballot is held when all members have some
knowledge of the candidates. This is far preferable to a contest
at the beginning of a parliament, when new MPs will not be similarly
informed and may find themselves vulnerable to undue institutional influence. [cheering] We would not want anyone to be
whipped senseless, would we? – No. Throughout my time as Speaker
I have sought to increase the relative authority of this legislature,
– Hear, hear. for which I will make absolutely
no apology to anyone, anywhere, at any time. To deploy a perhaps dangerous phrase,
I have also sought to be the back benchers’ backstop.
[laughter] I could not do so without the
support of a small but superb team in Speaker’s House;
– Hear, hear. the wider House staff;
– Hear, hear. my Buckingham constituents;
– Hear, hear. and, above all, my wife Sally and our three children, Oliver,
Freddie and Jemima. – Hear, hear.
[Applause] From the bottom of my heart,
I thank them all profusely. I could also not have served
without the repeated support of this House and its members,
past and present. This is a wonderful place,
filled overwhelmingly by people who are motivated by their notion
of the national interest, by their perception of the public
good and by their duty— not as delegates,
– Hear, hear. but as representatives—
– Hear, hear. to do what they believe is
right for our country. We degrade this Parliament at our peril.
– Hear, hear. I have served as a member of
parliament for 22 years, and for the last 10 as Speaker. This has been—let me put it explicitly–
the greatest privilege and honour of my professional life,
for which I will be eternally grateful. I wish my successor in the chair
the very best fortune in standing up for the rights
of honourable and right honourable members individually, and for
parliament institutionally, as the Speaker of the House of Commons.
Thank you. [Applause]

The Republican Party Is Hilariously Incompetent – The Ring of Fire


The republican party in the United States
is absolutely one of the most pathetic political parties probably anywhere on this planet. Now, before you go ahead and point out that
democrats have lost election after election after election after election. I understand that. The democrats suck at winning, but the republicans
suck at leading. Here’s what I mean. Monday night, obviously, the republican healthcare
bill in the senate failed because two republicans decided to defect, effectively killing that
piece of legislation. You know, this is not the first time that
the senate had to go back to the drawing board because they couldn’t get enough people on
board. And back when the house of representatives
was working on this legislation, they had to do the exact same thing a couple of times
as well, because they could get all of their little republican ducks in a row to support
their disastrous piece of legislation. So my question is this, the republican congress,
the republican senate has accomplished absolutely nothing since they all took office in January,
or since the new session started in January. They’ve accomplished nothing. They’ve been working on this particular healthcare
replacement bill all year long, and they have nothing to show for it. They’re the majority party, not just in the
legislative branch, folks, but in this country right now. They have the house, the senate, the white
house, the supreme court, the federal court system, state legislatures and state governments. A majority of both of those. How in the hell can you control the majority
of everything and still be such a failure? Furthermore, how do you manage to win enough
to claim all of these majorities, and still have no idea how to rule? You know, there was a republican member of
congress a few weeks ago, his name escapes me, but he said, “Republicans simply, we don’t
know how to rule.” And he was a sitting US senator. Said we don’t know how to rule. We don’t know how to lead. And that’s absolutely right. Republicans have no idea what they are doing. It’s the story of the post turtle. You see a turtle on a fence post, you don’t
know how he got there, you know he had to have had some help, and he has no idea what
to do now that he’s up on the post. That is what the republicans are. They’re post turtles. They don’t know what they’re doing, they don’t
know how to get down. But you know that they had a hell of a lot
of help, usually from corporations to get to the position that they’re in. And now, I guess they’re sitting there waiting
for their marching orders from corporate America, and all corporate America can come up with
in their collective voice is, “Cut our taxes.” And the republicans are sitting there in Washington
saying, “But we don’t know how, people are kind of pissed at us, and we can’t do the
thing that you’re telling us to do.” It really is pathetic, folks, when you think
about it. And what’s more pathetic is all the American
citizens out there defending the republican party and accusing the democrats of being
the obstructionists. Absolutely pathetic. Your party, your republican party controls
everything, and there so incompetent and unable to lead that they can’t accomplish anything. And again, that’s the best thing in the world
for the citizens of the United States, because there’s nothing that republicans have proposed
that would help anyone other than corporate CEOs and shareholders. So it’s good that they’re incompetent, but
at the same time it’s also laughably pathetic.

How politicians avoid a photo-op fail: Unpacking the staged campaign event


Vassy Kapelos:Here’s a visual
you’re probably used to seeing
during an election:the daily campaign event.One veteran campaign
organizer for the Liberals summed it up like this: “Campaign events are the
lifeblood of an election.”Whether it’s a speech,a rally, a photo op,
or a barbecue,
parties are trying to create
a visual message that media
will pick up on
and that voters will remember.
So the first thing –
the thing above all else – what is the image? What is the headline? So if parties want
their message to stand out, why do we keep seeing versions
of the same thing over and over? ♪ [theme] Jason:Tour is hard.It’s hard to organize.It’s hard to —it’s hard to get everything in
place sometimes.
All the things that we see
it’s because they’re easy.
You have the control over every
factor that you need to control. Vassy:This is Jason Lietaer.He managed the war room
for the Conservative Party
during the 2011 campaign.He and other strategists will
tell you that one single moment can throw off an entire day’s
message, or worse.Remember this?Stockwell Day’s arrival at a
Canadian Alliance event
on a jet ski?Here’s a refresher.It was 2000, and the party was
trying to send a message
that the holiday was over for
Jean Chretien’s liberals.
But the story quickly became
about that jet ski instead,
and they lost control
of their message.
[engine rumbling]Today’s strategists
need to put a lot of thought
into the message,
visuals in particular.They think of it like theatre .They’re setting a scene.Some literally call
it political stagecraft.
Advanced personnel will scout
the location days in advance.
They’re figuring out things
like where to place the media
to get the best camera angles
for the leader.
They’re looking to essentially
choose pictures deliberately
that will convey
their message in an instant, and often convey their message
even when the sound is off. Vassy:Kathleen Monk
is a strategist who’s worked
on federal election
campaigns for the NDP.
Strategists are always looking
to own the photo op. They’re looking to own the
optics of the day, and they do that
in a number of ways.That means everything you see
is there to serve the message,
from the location
to the podium,
to props, and the backdrop.Do you see a kind of formula?Definitely a really significant
risk of just following the same formula all the time is that
every politician is doing the same thing, every leader
is doing the same thing. Vassy:This is Alex Marland.He’s a political scientist
who’s written and edited
a stack of books
on messaging.
Quite frankly,
it’s not really newsworthy. It’s not interesting,
it’s boring. Marlin says you should pay
attention to the backdrop. Take flags for example, they’ve
been a go to for a long time. Alex:A good way
to look prime ministerial
is to have a very large
Canadian flag
draped behind the leader.Believe it or not, they even
have wire hidden within
the flag to make
it stand out straight so that it’s
not, kind of, wilted. Vassy:And the human backdrop,
well, that’s a recent trend.
The theory there is that
showing a leader with people
creates the impression that
they’ve got supporters.
But I have to say in 2015,
I got really tired of that look.It fails to differentiate
between each party,
and every party is standing in
front of a wall of humans.
What’s different between
each of those parties?
Vassy:It can
be risky too, though,
because organizers don’t wantto put someone in the
background
who could derail the message.So that’s a
really big problem for you.
So that’s why people are so
risk averse during a campaign.
The stakes are so high. You can’t recover
from some mistakes. Radio Announcer:
All three parties…
Vassy:In addition to
the campaign announcement,
or the speech,there’s usually a planned eventotherwise known
as the photo op.
The goal is to have
the leader doing something that really reinforces the
policy drop, or a key message, and then on top of it, seem relatable doing it.Richard Nixon’s administration
was reportedly the first
to coin the term “photo op”.So photo ops are,
often in academia,
they’re known as pseudo events,
they’re essentially fake events.The only reason
they’re created
is to try to get media
attention, for example.
Vassy:Like other events,
they’re highly staged too.
And this is maybe
Canada’s best known example of what happens
when they’re not.Robert Stanfield’s
infamous fumble
during the 1974 election.It was an unplanned photo op.The Progressive
Conservative leader
was tossing around a footballwhile his plane
stopped to refuel.
People don’t remember he caught
the first few passes
because this is the image that
made the cover
ofThe Globe and Mail. Because his campaign was
faltering, the one where he dropped and he
just looked so weak when he dropped that football, said everything you needed to
know about that campaign. So what are the rules? There’s definitely
no photo op handbook, but strategists do have, kind
of, a set of dos and don’ts.For some, playing a sport
is off the table.
Others, they don’t wear hats,or don’t go to a place where
you might have to put one on.Some point to this
photo of Gilles Duceppe
wearing a hairnet while
touring a cheese factory.
Sometimes though,
like when it comes to safety,
it’s kind of unavoidable.As for food…You’ll very rarely see a
politician eating. Vassy:And props can seem like a
good idea until they’re not.
There are times
when they can work,
like in the case of Jack
Layton’s cane
except, of course,
that was unplanned.
Kathleen:As he started
to kind of raise the cane
and show that
he was a real fighter, that he had beaten back cancer,and that he was
running the campaign,
that cane almost
became a symbol.
Vassy:That said, strategists
say thinking critically
about a leader’s
wardrobe is also key.
How much risk parties
take is often guided
by the type of campaign
they’re trying to run. If you’re leading, and it looks
like you’re going to win, you take a lot fewer risks
than if you’re, you know, sort of swinging
from the fences. Strategists say this is why
incumbents often have really tightly
controlled leader events. What they’re trying to do is avoid opportunities
for missteps.Former Prime Minister Pierre
Trudeau did it in 1980,
same with Stephen Harper
in 2011, and it paid off.
The Conservatives
won a majority.
But it doesn’t always work.But what it does is it really
creates an opening for populists because populists,
forget all those norms, you know, a populist
will walk through a crowd and just have conversations
that are unscripted.Think challengers like
Justin Trudeau in 2015,
and Jack Layton in 2011.They had less to lose.Ultimately, strategists will
tell you the key is making sure the event represents the
leader’s personality, and that it strikes
the right tone.When it comes to the campaign,try watching
with the volume off.
What images are you seeing?Look for what’s on stage,and who the leaders
are pictured with,
and then ask yourself what
message is getting through?

Politicians do say the same things over and over: You’re not wrong


Vassy Kapelos:Tell me
if this sounds familiar?
The environment
and the economy have to go… [together]
..hand in hand. People are barely getting by, and they’re definitely
not getting ahead. I believe that better
way is possible. Vassy:Those are
called talking points
and as you can see,
a lot of politicians use them.Some are easier to spot than
others, but experts will
tell you that leaning
on them too much
can risk sounding
like a broken record.
As I’ve always
said–said–said. If that’s the case, why do
politicians use them so much? ♪ [theme]A talking point is to try to
keep the politician on message.
It’s to make sure that the
message that was identified as a potential winner for the
party is brought forward bythe candidate,
by the politician,
when he or she
answers a question.
Vassy:This is Karl Belanger.He’s a political strategist and
former national director
of the NDP.When politicians decide to
freelance and say whatever, that’s when you can create
problems for your campaign. That’s why parties
create a message guide. They’ll identify key positions
on any given topic, then they’ll script short
digestible lines- talking points – to reinforce that message. And then politicians
repeat those lines a lot.And keep in mind,
they spend money
on carefully researching
those messages.Think focus groups,
dial groups, online polls.
Political parties want to be
able to control the message. they want to make sure
there’s consistency. They’re concerned
about their brand. Vassy:Alex Marland is a
political scientist.
He’s writing a book
on message discipline.
He says the 24 hour
news cycle has made
talking points essential.There’s no question that
politicians are using talking points
more than they did, but that’s partly because
they’re being required to speak more often
than they did. Vassy:Leaders need
to be able to respond
to a range of questions,and no one wants
to be caught off guard.
For example…We have recently switched to
drinking water bottles out of– water out of– When we have water bottles out
of a plastic– Sorry. Away from plastic, towards
paper, uh, like drink box, water bottles sort of things. Vassy:Trudeau had just
announced a plan to ban
single use plastics
across the country.
He didn’t seem to expect
a question about how
his own family cuts down on
plastic waste.
One of the earliest examples
of message control in Canada is in this article from 1911.It describes something called
the Speaker’s Handbook.
It was basically an
encyclopaedia of party speeches
and answers to questions raised
in Parliament over the years.
During a campaign year,parties would send out their
handbook to candidates
across the country
to use in their own speeches.
Strategists call this imposing
message discipline.
Today it’s maybe even more
important and that Speaker’s Handbook has evolved into daily
emails with talking points on any given issue
during the campaign. Talking points help them
understand fairly quickly what their party’s
position is and allows them
to be consistent with other members
of their party. It’s why you sometimes
see party politicians and cabinet ministers repeating
exactly the same lines as the party’s leader. The clean environment and a
strong economy go hand-in-hand. People are barely getting by,
they’re not getting ahead. And in the case of local
candidates, parties really don’t
want anyone saying something that’s radically different
from the party line. You cause problems, but– and
you might be ostracized within your party–
certainly by the leadership. On the flip side, Marland says
that raises questions though about the health
of our democracy. What we don’t know as citizens
is if a politician is indeed really forcefully advocating for our behalf
on our behalf and constituent interests
behind the scenes. Or if they are just simply being– the expression
is often trained seals. Politicians also deliver lines
because they want the public to actually absorb the message.From the first rule of
political
communication is to repeat
repeat and repeat.
When you start to get
bored with your answer,
that’s when you know
that your messageis finally punching through.No one really agrees
on a magic number. Some say you need to repeat
a line seven times, or twelve, or 20 times. It might be why you remember
this from the 2015 campaign. The only choice to keep us
moving forward is a strong stable national majority
Conservative government. So let’s make sure
on October 19th we get a strong
stable national majority Conservative government. Vassy:And this:This is a tougher economy
than it needs to be for the middle class than the middle class and those
working hard to join it. Strategists argue the problem is
really when politicians stick too closely to the script. You don’t want a politician to
repeat word for word the same line over and over
again because then the risk of running is that
you’re not authentic. Vassy:Sometimes when
politicians stick too closely
to a script it can almost sound
like they’re deflecting. Today on power and politics…Earlier this year I asked
Jagmeet Singh if he supports
the development of
the LNG project in B.C..
Instead he talked
about climate change
in a totally
different pipeline.
British Columbia’s got one of
the most ambitious climate change plans in North America. They’ve got an aggressive plan. My concern is that what we need
to do is– we all know this– future of energy in,
not just Canada, but in the world has to be a
future where we’re not burning, we’re not fracking, and we’re
not using fossil fuels. The energy has to be renewable. That’s the future of Canada. And my focus is on right now
we’ve got a project in front of us at
the federal level which is Trans Mountain pipeline. That project cannot go ahead. Vassy: That’s a great answer
for Trans Mountain, but I asked you
about B.C. and LNG. Do you support the project? B.C.’s got a great plan. Communications trainers
will teach politicians to try and circle back
to their talking points. They call it pivoting. Ideally though, they’ll still
sound unscripted. All election candidates
affiliated with a political party will probably have been
told look we don’t want you being robots. We want you to
put things in your own words. Otherwise if you get detected, this is going to turn
into a story in itself. On the other hand, speaking
spontaneously can also get you into trouble. Freelancing for
a political leader you know, can dog in four years
if it’s an important issue. Vassy:This is Stephen Harper’s
former campaign chairman
Tom Flanagan.It was 2002 and Harper
was the newly elected leader
of the Canadian Alliance Party.He was answering questions
when he went off script
and said this
about Atlantic Canada.
There is dependency in the
region that breeds a culture of defeatism. Vassy:Flanagan says Harper was
trying to say that
liberal policies were holding
Atlantic Canada back
from realizing
its full potential,
but Maritimers saw it as a
slight against them.
Well the consequence was that in
the election of 2004 when this issue was still very
much alive in Atlantic Canada, we did very poorly
in that region. We didn’t win nearly as
many as we hoped to win. Vassy:Ultimately, experts
say most politicians
wouldn’t be able to do their
jobs without talking points.
Because we live in a world where
everyone has a camera, it’s just too risky
to come unprepared. ♪ ♪

Republican Politicians Abandon Their Party’s Sinking Ship While They Still Can


Late last week, two Republican members of
the House of Representatives announced that they would be retiring and not seeking re-election
in 2018. Now, this may not seem like a big deal, but
when you factor in that the House of Representatives, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives,
has a less than 25% approval rating. In fact, I believe, last I checked, it was
less than 20% approval rating. When you factor in that the American public
has despised every single proposal coming out of that Republic-controlled House of Representatives,
and when you factor in the likely incoming Democratic wave of new representatives that
are going to flip the majority in the House, it becomes pretty obvious as to why some of
these Republicans are deciding to go ahead and bail on their Party’s sinking ship. Now, the two people so far that have announced
are considered more moderate Republicans, and they have specifically said that they’re
leaving. One, because of the gridlock in DC, but two,
because they don’t like the direction their party is going. Now, the courage that these people had to
finally step up and say, “Look! This is disgusting. I’m sick of it. I’m out” is what is terrifying Republican
leadership because right now they’re actually scared that more Republicans, more moderate
Republicans, are going to follow suit, which will easily hand the House of Representatives
back to the Democrats in the 2018 mid-term elections. The problem though for Republicans it’s not
just people are leaving. It’s why they are leaving. Again, like Democrats, the Republicans refuse
to look at themselves and say, “You know what? Maybe I’m the problem. Maybe people don’t like my policies.” It’s not because I blindly support this jackass
in the Oval Office, whom Republicans have voted with 94% of the time, regardless of
how much they say they oppose him. It’s you! It’s your policies! It’s what you stand for! It’s the horrible hateful things you say! It’s the complete inability to go talk to
regular people as if they’re human beings and not some sort of creature that you talk
down to, that you think is so dumb that can’t even figure out what’s best for them. Because that’s what you do! You do it during your town halls. You do it during your campaign speeches. You do it during debates. You act like everyone else is beneath you
when in reality you’re their employee. They have the power to fire you, and I hope
they do! I would love to see more moderate Republicans
resign from the House of Representatives, or at least announce that they’re not going
to seek re-election because that’s what we need. It is time for the Republican Party to go
away. It has been probably decades upon decades
upon decades long before most of us were even born that the Republican Party ever proposed
a policy that actually helped average American citizens. Since the Party only seems to be working for
corporations and the wealthy elite, it’s time for them to go away for good. Those people don’t need anymore handouts. They get enough from the Democrats as it is. So, the Republican Party can resign. They can not seek re-election. They can put more far-Right people in the
primaries, like Steve Bannon wants to do. But at the end of the day, it’s not going
to change the fact that they can’t come up with new ideas, that the American public is
turning on them, and it’s only a matter of time before they go away forever. Again, promise you, nobody’s going to miss them.

Challenges facing Canadian federal leaders ahead of election


[Voice of Justin Trudeau] The next election is about the kind of country we want to live in. And who we want to be as Canadians. [Voice of Rosemary Barton] Justin Trudeau may arguably be the most experienced campaigner of this election but he is also about to do something he has never done before. Run as a prime minister on a record of his own government asking to continue the work with another mandate. [Trudeau] In October we’ve got a choice to make. I’m for moving forward. [Barton] But moving ahead also means looking back at what has and has not been done. Liberals will happily talk more about giving more money to Canadian families with a bigger child tax credit. Concluding trade deals including NAFTA. Keeping the economy growing,. Progressing on the path to reconciliation. And fighting climate change with a carbon tax across the country. But there have been mistakes too, that are opportunities for Trudeau’s opponents. An ill-fated trip to India that was roundly mocked and proved perhaps more trouble than it was worth. A vacation to the Aga Khan’s private island which contravened the Ethics Act. [Barton] At no point you didn’t say to yourself, this is not maybe the best thing to do? You never thought that? [Trudeau] The Aga Khan is someone who has been a longtime friend of my family’s. [Voice of Rosemary Barton] Electoral promises have been broken. Democratic reform abandoned. The promise of balanced budgets left behind. [Trudeau] The trust that previously existed between these two individuals and our team has been broken. [Barton[ To say nothing of the SNC Lavlin controversy which cost the prime minister two cabinet ministers and one of his most trusted advisers did much damage in public opinion polls and again concluded with the ethics commissioner saying Trudeau had broken the rules by trying to pressure his former justice minister. [Trudeau] The choice is very clear right now between going back to the cuts and austerity of the Harper years or continuing to move forward. [Barton] Campaigning is something Trudeau thrives on. And opponents have seen how underestimating him is a mistake. And the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada with 51% of the vote. Andrew Scheer. [Cheers] [Barton] Andrew Scheer has now been leader of the Conservative Party since 2017. Beating out more than a dozen others to replace Stephen Harper. [Scheer] Canadians cannot afford four more years of Justin Trudeau . [Barton] But quickly he was painted as Harper with a smile. [Serapio] You’re either described as the smiling Stephen Harper or Stephen Harper with a smile. What’s your take on that description? [Scheer] Well, I think that’s a fairly accurate description. [Barton] Scheer has never faced a national federal campaign as leader before. But he’s been a politician since the age of 25. Much of that time was spent in the more neutral role of Speaker of the House of Commons. The youngest ever named. [Scheer] This is what is disgusting about this. They are using the very real threat of hatred and racism in this country to cover-up their corruption scandal! [Barton] Scheer quickly embraced his role as leader of the official opposition pushing the prime minister to defend his government’s record. But at times, the effort to look tough has seemed uncomfortable and forced. Scheer is far from a household name. That will be one of his biggest challenges. But his policies will be familiar to conservatives. Dump the carbon tax and give money back to Canadians to spend as they see fit. [Scheer] My plan for Canadians? Lower the cost of living and leave more money in your pockets. [Barton] Scheer has his own challenges. Having supported socially conservative positions particularly against same-sex marriage that he is now struggling to defend. [Scheer] My personal views are that every single Canadian has the same quality rights under the law and I will continue to uphold that. [Barton It may be his first campaign but conservatives say he’s been preparing for months and is ready. [Voice of Jagmeet Singh] As your new leader — [Cheers] [Chanting] Jagmeet! Jagmeet! [Barton] Jagmeet Singh is new to politics. At least at the national level. A member of the Ontario legislature since 2011, Singh decided to take the plunge into federal politics in 2017 after Tom Mulcair was pushed out of the NDP. The jump was a big one and Singh faced some criticism even from inside his own party for not running for a seat for almost a full year. [Reporter] Can you tell us whether or not your caucus is behind you in supporting this? At this point, just give me a moment I just need to clarify. [Barton] Singh struggled to get a handle on federal politics and the NDP’s positions He has since pushed party policies like universal pharmacare and affordable housing. [Singh] Imagine instead a government in Ottawa that actually works for you. Singh has other challenges too. The NDP hasn’t raised as much money as it needs for this campaign. And has yet to name about half of the candidates across the country. [Singh] We’re out sharing our message, connecting with people. [Barton] This election could be make or break for Singh but it may also be a defining moment for the NDP and its future. [Voice of Elizabeth May] I love telling people all the reasons why even one Green elected to a parliament or legislature can make a really big difference. [Barton] This is hardly Elizabeth May’s first campaign but it may be the first one where a real
breakthrough is possible. She still holds the title of the first Green Party seat claimed federally in 2011. There was some more success for the party when they managed to add a seat with Paul Manly’s by-election win
earlier this year. But in many ways it is the success of the Greens at the provincial level that has given me a newfound hope and momentum. The party now has seats in B.C., P.E.I, New Brunswick and Ontario. Some 15 elected legislators. [May] So we are facing a larger threat than a human species has ever been faced with before. [Barton] May has said fighting climate change requires a much more urgent response. And so she is proposing to double Canada’s current greenhouse gas reduction targets. Climate change may be of critical importance to many voters but May will have to defend her ambitious plan like never before. For with more interest comes more scrutiny. [Voice of Maxime Bernier] One year ago, I decided to offer Canadians a new vision of our country. [Barton] Maxine Bernier left the Conservative Party last August bitterly railing against the party that had made him a cabinet minister in Stephen Harper’s government. And that he had tried to lead and failed. [Bernier] This party is too intellectually and morally correct to be reformed. [Barton] He rather quickly struck out on his own and established the People’s Party of Canada. Bernier describes it as a coalition of people fed up with the traditional parties and in favor of what he dubs smart populism. But he says he believes in climate change but denies it is man-made and he’ll do nothing to tackle it. Wants to drastically cut taxes and slash immigration levels in Canada. [Bernire] We need to have fewer immigrants but we need to be sure that these people would be able to integrate our society, to be part of our society. [Barton] That sentiment in particular has been viewed as anti-immigrant. And while Bernier has tapped into some disaffected voters, he has also attracted Neo-Nazis. Though he has said they are not welcome in his party. Bernier may be fielding a full slate of candidates and making a real play in this election. But if he cannot shake off those criticisms and grow his support he may find himself a leader with no party behind him. And will there be a resurgence from the sovereigntist Bloc Québécois? Yves-François Blanchet is the fifth leader of the bloc since 2011. The beleaguered party hasn’t held official party status in parliament for the last eight years. The erosion of the sovereignty movement will continue to be a challenge this election. Each of the leaders and their strengths and weaknesses will soon be tested. And on October 21st, Canadians will decide just who deserves electoral success. okay Rosie and of course I mean bearing in mind we are seven weeks out
the best sense we have right now of how all the shakes out is from the polls
that’s right it can at least give us a sense right and CBC’s poll tracker is up
and running our polls analyst Eric Grenier is gonna update it daily or even
more than daily if needed so here’s what his numbers show us right now Andrew the
Conservatives have led in the poll since February that’s when the SNC level s
story broke but the leader of the Liberals has narrowed over the course of
the summer the two parties really in a virtual tie right now let me show you
what Eric has found in terms of projections four seats each party can
win as you can see there as well the Liberals favored to win the most
seats but whether any party can actually win a majority is still very much a
toss-up yeah no doubt and Rosa do you get to get any sleep over the next few
weeks it’s gonna be busy no I don’t think sleep is on the agenda but that’s
fine seven weeks until voting day and until then we’ll have you covered here
on the National okay good stuff