During the press conference, Petitpas Taylor was joined by infrastructure and communities parliamentary secretary Marco Mendicino. The pair questioned if a Scheer-led government would walk back other Liberal changes that they say are evidence and science-based, like the long-form census.
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Toronto Liberal MP Marco Mendicino joined Petitpas Taylor. “We’re not here to politicize this issue,” he said before pressing Scheer to commit to keep the long-form census “that was scrapped under the last Conservative government.”
Mendicino later released a letter to Scheer, asking the Conservative leader and his party to “stop spreading false information and start taking science seriously.”