Canadians ridicule Scheer’s ‘privilege’ comments after discovering $925,000 in expenses covered by the Conservative Party
The Leader of the Conservative Party is under fire again, this time for his comments telling Indigenous Canadians and protesters to “check their privilege.” Scheer was initially blasted for the racist undertones of his comments. Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, took Scheer to task for the absurdity of his photo-op moment.
???Conservatives who support Andrew Scheer???— BabyAlbertaYoda (@SpunkyAlternate) February 16, 2020
‘We have to clarify [Andrew Scheer’s] statement.
is it the privilege of 1200 missing murdered indigenous woman & girls that Mr. Scheer was referring to?
You can’t make statements that pit groups of people against groups of people pic.twitter.com/NSdzLJiEiA
Others pointed out the hypocrisy of Scheer making such comments given the privileged and affluent life he enjoys.
Check your privilege. Andrew Scheer is a taxpayer trust fund millionaire who lives in a 34 room mansion with cooks, drivers, maids, and other taxpayer funded staff. He has earned over $6M+ in wages and gold plated taxpayer funded pension. A life of privilege. #cdnpoli #cdnmedia— Neil Before Zod™ (@WaytowichNeil) February 14, 2020
Andrew Scheer says protesters need to "check their privilege".— (Fake) Pastor Dino Den Esau,BOOMER LIKE UR GRAMPA! (@DinoRancho) February 14, 2020
And then he says "excuse me, I need to call my chauffeur to pick up my kids at their private school and bring them home to our free rental so our chef can cook them a light lunch of quail and chocolate milk."
Now Scheer is in hot water again after his party refused to disclose how he expensed $925,000 in party funds, $700,000 over-budget. There are allegations he used these funds to pay for his children’s private schooling. Renewed attention to Scheer’s expense scandal resulted in many Canadians pointing out the hypocrisy.
First you tell someone else to check their privilege . . . and now you're going on about outrageous spending?— Barney Panofsky's Best Intentions (@mynamesnotgordy) February 17, 2020
It's kinda like a blind driver screaming at other people to stay in their lane, no?https://t.co/JO6P1BWQLq
So the guy that told First Nation people to check their privilege was checking out on a slush fund of 925k from Conservative donors?— Charlie Angus NDP (@CharlieAngusNDP) February 17, 2020
You can't make this up. https://t.co/BwkVBEMnI9
Guess someone needed to check their privilege.— Citizen_Forward (@ThePhotowagon) February 18, 2020
Better yet, Harper was the fund manager. Where's Wright? ???
Senior Cons seething over Conservative Fund’s refusal to share #Scheer’s $700,000 over-budget expense details with national council#cdnpoli