If you remember, when we last left Andrew Scheer he was riding with the notorious Ford Gang, the ugliest group of Con climate change deniers this country has ever known.
And although I thought that Justin Trudeau's carbon tax rebate might make Scheer reconsider stealing money out of the pockets of Canadians, I was wrong.
He's doubling down and getting Boss Ford to endorse him as Canada's next prime minister.
Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax will only make life more expensive for Canadians and will do nothing to protect the environment. Proud to have Premier @FordNation’s support as we fight Trudeau’s destructive new tax on everything. pic.twitter.com/fQsO7hXa1e— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) November 12, 2018
But sadly for Scheer, his anti-carbon tax crusade will almost certainly mean that he will never be prime minister.
For to do that he needs to get more seats in Quebec, and this scene in downtown Montreal on the weekend, tells me he won't.
Not when 50,000 people turned out on a bitterly cold day to demand that more be done to fight climate change.
Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the streets of downtown Montreal on Saturday with hope, desperation and urgency, calling on elected leaders to act now to stop climate change — or they will be held responsible.
And as Chantale Hebert writes, that demand for action on climate change will shatter Scheer's dreams in Québec
Some of the activism and the passion that for so many decades attended the debate over the province’s political future has shifted to the environmental front.
It is already impacting the priorities of the rookie Coalition Avenir Québec government. And it could cost Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives any hope of gains in Canada’s second-largest province in next fall’s federal election.
In Quebec, the anti-carbon pricing platform Scheer has been spending the fall shoring up is dead on arrival both in the National Assembly and on the ground.
Although Québec will lead the way, I think the same thing is going to happen all over the country, as the new generation starts to impose its values.
But in Québec, my sometimes beautiful province.
That battle is already won...