With less than a week to go before the Canadian election, every federal candidate is doing their best to get their campaign messages out there. Conservative leader Andrew Scheer's Twitter has featured him talking about a plan for his first 100 days if he is elected, as well as a video in which Scheer talks about what a Liberal NDP coalition government would mean for Canadians.

The video, embedded in an October 15 tweet, sees Scheer walking down a city street, and speaking directly to the camera.

"It's the coalition you can't afford," Scheer says off the top, before mentioning that Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh plan to form a coalition government (while Singh has said that he would be open to a coalition government with the Liberals, Trudeau has not confirmed that he would do the same).

Scheer then says that a Liberal-NDP coalition means "massive new deficits, higher taxes to pay for it," and "more and more of your tax dollars just going to pay the interest on the debt."

"The choice in this election could not be more clear," Scheer continues. "An NDP Liberal coalition that will run massive deficits and raise taxes to pay for it, or a Conservative majority that will live within its means to put more money back in your pocket so you can get ahead."

 

Some Twitter users noticed that the video had a bit of a familiar look to it, and were quick to point out that it seemed like Andrew Scheer was trying to make something that looked like Rick Mercer's Rant segment.

"That is a terrible @rickmercer impression...it's not just about walking and gesturing, you also gotta be funnier," wrote @SalvatoresHfx.

"@rickmercer is the walking bag of flour with a smiley face infringing on any copyrights? Or, is it fair use because he has no grafitti in the background? Just a general question to anyone who might know the answer: is Scheer capable of an original idea?" wrote @NikaDragomira.

 

The Canadian federal election will take place on October 21. According to CBC's Canada Poll Tracker, the Conservatives hold a narrow .8 percent lead over the Liberals.


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