As far as popularity goes, Ontario's Premier Doug Ford isn't doing too well. After facing backlash on numerous policy decisions involving autism, OSAP, and education, not to mention being publicly booed at many events, support for the Conservative Party is questionable. Of course, with a federal election coming up it leaves Canadians asking Andrew Scheer Doug Ford questions that unsurprisingly he hasn't been too happy to answer.
In fact, Andrew Scheer, the leader of the federal Conservative's and candidate for Prime Minister, was recently asked how he feels about Doug Ford and their relationship and instead of answering he chose to dodge the question completely.
In an interview with CTV News, Andrew Scheer was asked about Doug Ford, specifically whether "the Ontario premier's unpopularity [is] going to rub off on you for the campaign." However, in his answer not only did Scheer not address Doug Ford's low popularity, but he also didn't even mention his name. Instead, Scheer took the opportunity to blame the Liberal government and former premier Kathleen Wynne for any problems in Ontario right now.
That wasn't the only question about Ford though. He was then asked if he regretted posing with Doug Ford and aligning himself with him and his answer was pretty much the same, avoiding mentioning Doug Ford's name and again blaming the Liberals.
A clip of the interview is now going around on Twitter and people can't help but notice Scheer's cringe-worthy question dodging.
Canadians also couldn't help but notice that while he didn't answer the question, Andrew Scheer's responses seemed pretty rehearsed and that they had a very clear formula to them, specifically blaming the Liberals for everything.
The federal election is coming up on October 21, 2019. Considering the campaign is just getting underway, it's likely that there are going to be a lot more Doug Ford questions heading Scheer's way in the coming months.