October 24th, 2020

Decision catches Harder by surprise


By Jensen, Randy on December 13, 2019.

LETHBRIDGE HERALD

Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder said she was very surprised by Andrew Scheer’s decision to step down as Conservative leader.

“(Thursday) morning a special caucus committee was requested and Andrew announced he was stepping back as leader,” said Harder from Ottawa. “All of us were quite surprised by it.

“I was surprised and saddened by the announcement. Andrew Scheer has served with a great deal of integrity. He wanted to serve all of Canada. He served with humility and was entirely selfless, looking out for everyone, all Canadian citizens.”

Harder said it’s too early to look to the future about a possible leader, but says there will be great interest.

“I’m not aware of anyone looking at the leadership race, but I definitely see people putting their name forward.

“I’ll be looking for someone with great character who is committed to unifying the party and also unifying the country from coast to coast.”

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John P Nightingale

Recognizing climate change realities and and veering from hard right social issues would be a good way to start. That said , those are qualities she admired in the now deposed leader, so no wonder she is “saddened” …..