This was fun to watch. Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer appeared on TVO’s Political Blind Date on Thursday February 21 at 9 p.m.
The episode’s topic of discussion was the urban-rural divide, where Mayor Crombie made the argument for more funding for urban communities while Scheer batted for rural communities.
They debated as to who gets what amount of government attention and support.
Filming of the episode happened in Andrew Scheer’s riding of Regina-Qu’Appelle, Sask., where Mayor Crombie was given a tour of the area. Scheer also visited Mississauga and was given a tour, although we suspect he is pretty familiar with Brampton and Mississauga and in the next few months, his frequent campaign visits will make him even more familiar with Peel Region.
Given that Andrew Scheer has a good shot at becoming PM after the upcoming elections, Ms. Crombie realized that it made sense to centre the discussion on cities, infrastructure as well as figuring out ways to connect people in rural communities, Scheer laid out his vision for Canada if elected prime minister.
Other issues that figured in the discussion include affordability, immigration, and a sense of community. -CINEWS