The Conservative Party banned The Rebel from their convention in Halifax, but of course, we’re here anyway!
The big story, of course, is Maxime Bernier’s resignation from the party, reportedly to start his own.
Tonight I’ll explain why I think this was a bad decision, not just for the Conservatives, but for the country — especially with a federal election looming next year.
But there was another big story, at least according to the Media Party — that’s right, it was about us!
Believe it or not, today the Globe & Mail reported on this earthshaking scandal:
That Hamish Marshall (who helped me start The Rebel Media in 2015, and now works for Andrew Scheer) said hello to Sheila Gunn Reid! Twice!
I’m not joking. The Globe & Mail is Canada’s national newspaper of record, and they called this a “top story.”
As funny and ridiculous as this “story” is, it indicates a serious problem — and not just with the Media Party’s bias and weird priorities.
The Conservatives themselves are indulging in some bizarre “spin” too: I’ll tell you what they said about The Rebel after this “news” went viral, and it doesn’t give me much confidence in the party’s ability to fight to win.
If they think they have to go into damage control after casually greeting former conservative colleagues in public, do you really think they have what it takes to go up against Trudeau and the Liberals?
Except Andrew Scheer’s worst enemy in the 2019 election will not be Justin Trudeau, possibly the laziest man in Canadian politics, whose schtick — the dancing, the selfies, the costumes – is wearing thin on Canadians.
Justin Trudeau is not Scheer’s opponent.
The Media Party is…
NEXT: Sheila Gunn Reid is with me here in Halifax, and we’ve got her interviews with two convention delegates and grassroots conservatives, Clinton P. Desveaux and Prem Singh. They discuss the divide that sometimes exists between ordinary members and the party establishment.
We’ll have more coverage of the convention to come over the weekend.
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