Andrew Scheer, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, sits down in front of a live audience for an interview with Maclean’s senior writer Paul Wells at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
Their hour-long discussion touches on Scheer’s path from the Speaker’s chair to the Opposition leader’s office, the 2019 election, and his thoughts on topics ranging from free speech to pipelines to taxes. (March 20, 2018)
Maclean’s magazine senior writer Paul Wells is one of Canada’s leading political journalists. In nearly a quarter century on Parliament Hill he has covered four prime ministers and seven federal elections. His award-winning book The Longer I’m Prime Minister was a national best-seller. Wells was the moderator of the first national televised leaders’ debate in the 2015 election. He has won three gold National Magazine Awards and is a frequent commentator on French- and English-language television and radio.