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.”
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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.”