Conservative leader Andrew Scheer greets supporters at a campaign stop in Comox on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Scheer makes quick campaign stop in Comox

Conservative leader highlights tax promises early in campaign

The federal election is underway, but already one of the leaders has made a quick stop on Vancouver Island.

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer pulled into Comox for an appearance outside at the marina on Sunday afternoon. A crowd of at least 50 people was on hand to show support for the federal leader.

“Let’s keep going strong,” he said. “We’re going to win this thing on Oct. 21.”

North Island-Powell River candidate Shelley Downey introduced Scheer after he arrived around 4 p.m. Scheer spoke briefly, outlining some early campaign promises, including a pledge to eliminate the federal carbon tax. He also mentioned a new promise he had just made in the form of a new tax cut that would apply to people living in the lowest income bracket. It would reduce their rate from 15 per cent to 13.75 per cent.

RELATED STORY: Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Near the end, Scheer mentioned he’s been speaking with some Canadians who have apologized because they voted Liberal four years ago but would not do so this time around.



mike.chouinard@comoxvalleyrecord.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

federal election 2019

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Andrew Scheer outlined some recent promises around tax cuts. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Just Posted

Alert Bay resident carves tribute to his community kicking COVID-19’s butt

‘Our little village crushed the curve with love and commitment’

Vancouver Island’s current COVID-19 case count officially hits zero

Of the 130 recorded Island Health cases, five people have died, 125 recovered

Port Hardy called in record number of black bear sightings last year

Conservation Officers attended 74 of the 314 calls made

North Island recreation camping site closed due to vandalism

Ruined picnic tables are the main damage

Port McNeill’s outdoor swimming pool will stay closed this summer

The Town of Port McNeill typically hires 12-13 staff for the pool every year.

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park at large

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

No charges to be laid against 22 northern B.C. pipeline protesters

Twenty-two people were arrested in February, but Crown has decided not to pursue charges

Plan in place for BC Ferries to start increasing service levels

Ferry corporation reaches temporary service level agreement with province

B.C. starts to see employment return under COVID-19 rules

Jobless rate for young people still over 20% in May

End of an Era: Tofino hair studio closes shop

“We were getting excited to start ramping up and then all of sudden we had to close our doors.”

Most Read