“Andrew Sheer would be worse than Stephen Harper“
VANCOUVER Mayor Kennedy Stewart on Wednesday slammed Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer in a statement on the federal election.
Stewart said: “Ahead of this year’s Federal Election, I invited all major federal leaders to Vancouver City Hall and to discuss the key issues facing Vancouver: housing, transit, and opioids. I started by meeting with [Green Party Leader] Elizabeth May, then Prime Minister [Justin] Trudeau, and finally [NDP Leader] Jagmeet Singh a few weeks ago.
“On each of these main issues, all of these leaders expressed a willingness to work with Vancouver and a genuine desire to make things better. But despite repeated invitations and even conversations with key Conservatives, Andrew Scheer refused to meet.
“And then I read his platform and it was shocking. I came away knowing one thing very clearly: Andrew Scheer would be worse than [former prime minister] Stephen Harper.
“On housing, expert analysis released just days ago shows that Andrew Scheer would move us backwards and make housing less affordable for Vancouver.
“On transit, Andrew Scheer’s $18 billion cut to infrastructure would kill SkyTrain to UBC.
“On opioids, Andrew Scheer would not only halt our progress on the overdose crisis – we would return to the days of fighting in court while more people die.
“I want to be clear, not telling people who to vote for. But I do want to tell people in Vancouver that if you care about these top issues: and I know most people do – Andrew Scheer would be worse than Stephen Harper.”