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Conservatives: Bland candidate is answer to Trudeau's flash

Canada's Conservative Party is advertising its leader as bland.

The party touts that as a virtue, the antidote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's flash and star power, and it's counting on this very quality to help Andrew Scheer defeat Trudeau's Liberal Party in national elections on Monday.

In the words of Canada's former Conservative foreign minister, John Baird: "He's not the sizzle, he's the steak."

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer take part in the Federal leaders French language debate in Gatineau, Quebec. Polls show that Scheer has a chance to defeat Trudeau's Liberal party in national elections on Monday, Oct. 21. (Adrian WyldThe Canadian Press via AP)

Polls show Scheer has a chance to defeat the Liberals after a combination of scandals and high expectations damaged Trudeau's prospects.

But Scheer also has had a bumpy ride. He has been criticized for embellishing his resume and not revealing that he holds dual U.S.-Canadian citizenship.

No party is likely to get a majority in Parliament, so an alliance may be needed to pass legislation.

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer shakes hands with supporters during a campaign stop in Little Harbour, Nova Scotia, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (Adrian WyldThe Canadian Press via AP)

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, his wife Jill and their children Henry, from left, Maddie, Grace and Thomas stand onstage following a campaign speech in La Prairie, Quebec. Polls show that Scheer has a chance to defeat Justin Trudeau's Liberal party in national elections on Monday, Oct. 21. (Adrian WyldThe Canadian Press via AP)

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer poses for a photo with workers during a campaign stop in Brampton, Ontario. Polls show that Scheer has a chance to defeat Justin Trudeau's Liberal party in national elections on Monday, Oct. 21. (Adrian WyldThe Canadian Press via AP, File)

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer speaks during a campaign stop in Little Harbour, Nova Scotia, Thursday Oct. 17, 2019. (Adrian WyldThe Canadian Press via AP)

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, photo, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer takes part in a round table discussion during a campaign stop in Mississauga, Ontario. Polls show that Scheer has a chance to defeat Justin Trudeau's Liberal party in national elections on Monday, Oct. 21. (Jonathan HaywardThe Canadian Press via AP, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2019, file photo, a supporter leans on a window as Conservative leader Andrew Scheer's bus arrives at a campaign stop in Hamilton, Ontario. Polls show that Scheer has a chance to defeat Justin Trudeau's Liberal party in national elections on Monday, Oct. 21. (Adrian WyldThe Canadian Press via AP, File)