Andrew Scheer distances himself from Kellie Leitch’s Syrian refugee tweet

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 30, 2017. (Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

By Laura Payton, Ottawa News Bureau Online Producer, June 24, 2017 

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says party members endorsed his positive message on immigration during the leadership campaign, suggesting former leadership rival Kellie Leitch is offside with a recent comment about Syrian refugees.

Last week, Leitch tweeted a link to a column about a Syrian refugee charged with beating his wife with a hockey stick.

“A battered wife and a bloodied hockey stick. That’s the legacy of Trudeau’s Syrian refugee program,” she wrote.

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