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Will Scheer's dual citizenship change your vote? Vancouverites say 'no'

Last Updated Oct 4, 2019 at 3:29 pm PDT

Summary

Potential voters in Vancouver–Granville riding Friday say Andrew Scheer's dual citizenship won't change their vote

But some said not disclosing his dual citizenship earlier hurts his credibility

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Will Andrew Scheer’s dual citizenship be on your mind when you walk into the voting booth?

NEWS 1130 spoke with potential voters in the Vancouver Granville riding Friday about what they think, and none said it will make a difference for them on election day.

“No, it doesn’t change my vote at all,” a woman said.

“Him not being 100 per cent ‘Canadian’ would not be a factor in my vote,” a man said. “I’m not so focused on Canada only — you can be a Canadian, be born somewhere else, and still be a Canadian, so that is not a big deal in my vote.”

“No, and I have dual citizenship in England and Canada, and I don’t know why they’re making such a big deal about it, right?” another woman said. “They’re just trying to find some dirt on him, like it’s ridiculous I think.”

Not everyone was a fan of Scheer or the Conservatives, but even so, no-one said they were seriously bothered by Scheer’s American citizenship, which he is in the process of renouncing.

“No. Indifference. I don’t like the guy, so, it doesn’t really matter to me,” one person said.

“Canada’s made up of immigrants,” said another person. “It doesn’t really matter to me if he’s a dual citizen. There’s lots of other things about Andrew Scheer I don’t approve of, and I won’t be voting for him.”

If there is one aspect of the revelation those NEWS 1130 spoke to are unhappy about, it’s that Scheer wasn’t forthcoming about his citizenship sooner. Some say that hurts his credibility.