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Scheer forced to back foot again as Liberals raise questions about candidate

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was left to defend another of his would-be MPs on Saturday after two Liberal cabinet ministers posted a video they say shows his star candidate has a close friendship with a far-right political activist banned from Facebook for spreading hate.Justina McCaffrey, a well-known Ottawa wedding dress designer, introduced Scheer outside her suburban campaign office and hugged him as he stepped off his tour bus with his family in tow.But before the event was over, McCaffrey jumped into a car and refused to answer questions from reporters. Her campaign barbecue continued with Scheer posing for selfies and shaking hands with supporters despite her absence.Scheer was to have had a low-key campaign day Saturday, glad-handing in McCaffrey's riding and bringing his five children along for the first time on his tour. His youngest daughter, Mary, 3, was clapping and jumping with a big smile on her face during her father's stump speech. Thomas, 14, Grace, 12, Madeline, 10, and Henry, 8, sat on a picnic table slightly more sedate than their youngest sibling, but nevertheless appearing happy and comfortable to be there.Kanata-Carleton Conservative candidate Justina McCaffrey fl ...Read more

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