Andrew Scheer, meet Al Capone.
No, the mild-mannered (and soon-to-be-former) leader of the Official Opposition isn’t a gangster. Not even close. But like Capone, Scheer is ultimately going down for reasons that have nothing to do with the crimes for which he is commonly associated in the public’s imagination. Or if not the public’s imagination, his party’s.
Having used Conservative Party funds to pay for his children’s private education, Scheer’s political obituary will now have a different focus than it would have otherwise had, had the agitators pushing for his dismissal over his poor performance in the recent election been successful in outing him.