Andrew Scheer

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Andrew Scheer

Andrew Scheer in 2018
Scheer in 2018
Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
May 27, 2017
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralDavid Johnston
Julie Payette
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byRona Ambrose
Leader of the Conservative Party
Assumed office
May 27, 2017
PresidentScott Lamb
DeputyDenis Lebel
Lisa Raitt
Preceded byRona Ambrose (interim)
Opposition House Leader
In office
November 18, 2015 – September 13, 2016
LeaderRona Ambrose
Preceded byPeter Julian
Succeeded byCandice Bergen
35th Speaker of the House of Commons
In office
June 2, 2011 – December 3, 2015
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralDavid Johnston
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
DeputyDenise Savoie
Joe Comartin
Preceded byPeter Milliken
Succeeded byGeoff Regan
Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons
In office
November 21, 2008 – June 1, 2011
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralDavid Johnston
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byBill Blaikie
Succeeded byDenise Savoie
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Regina—Qu'Appelle
Assumed office
June 28, 2004
Preceded byLorne Nystrom
Personal details
Born
Andrew James Scheer

(1979-05-20) May 20, 1979 (age 39)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Political partyConservative (2003–present)
Other political
affiliations
Reform (1998–2000)
Alliance (2000–2003)
Saskatchewan Party (provincial)
Spouse(s)
Jill Ryan (m. 2003)
RelationsJon Ryan (brother-in-law)
Children5
ResidenceStornoway
Alma materUniversity of Ottawa
University of Regina (BA)
SalaryCA$255,300[1]
WebsiteParty website

Andrew James Scheer PC MP (born May 20, 1979) is a Canadian politician. He serves as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Regina—Qu'Appelle since 2004 and as the Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Official Opposition since 2017.

Scheer was selected to the riding of Regina—Qu'Appelle at the age of 25. Scheer was reelected in 2006, 2008 and 2011 before becoming the Speaker of the House of Commons at age 32, making him the youngest Speaker in the chamber's history.[2][3]

On September 28, 2016, Scheer announced his bid for the leadership of the Conservative Party, running under the slogan “Real conservative. Real leader.”[4] He won the leadership position.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Indemnities, Salaries and Allowances". Parliament of Canada.
  2. Elections Canada, Official Voting Results, June 28, 2004.
  3. "Health Care Talks with Provinces Should Top Harper's List, Poll Finds". The Globe and Mail. June 2, 2011. Others on that list [of candidates for Speaker] – Saskatchewan Tory MP and perceived frontrunner Andrew Scheer [...]
  4. "Ex-Commons Speaker Scheer declares candidacy for Conservative leadership". Retrieved September 28, 2016.