Will Andrew Scheer still be leading his party six months from now? Depends on which half of the party wins an internal clash over its direction. The moderate faction believes that Scheer's inability to answer questions on his personal beliefs around same-sex marriage and other topics was a deciding factor for many Canadians who refused to vote for him. The more socially conservative wing believes that Scheer lost in part because he shied away from openly declaring his stances on abortion and other issues.
There's a leadership review at the party convention in Toronto in April, and between now and then the party, and its leader, will have to decide who they really are, and how to sell themselves to Canadians. Because like Scheer on the question of same-sex marriage, they need a better answer, quickly.
GUEST: Stephen Maher, contributing editor, Maclean's