Andrew Scheer lacks sizzle, but that may be just what voters want

Canadians are now faced with a choice for prime minister between a dreamer who tends to disappoint and a more pedestrian but predictable pretender

Scheer frames the election as a stark choice: “This is about your future. Will this be a country where you struggle to get by, or a country where life is affordable. That’s what this federal election will come down to.”

He runs the risk of being branded a one-trick pony. The repertoire for this particular circus horse has, thus far, been limited to tax cuts and credits, while broader issues like climate change, housing and healthcare have been barely mentioned.

But it may prove that the cost of living is the overwhelming concern of voters and carries this most self-effacing of politicians to power.