Andrew Scheer

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Andrew Scheer

Andrew Scheer in 2019
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
Andrew James Scheer

(1979-05-20) May 20, 1979 (age 41)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Political partyConservative (2003–present)
Other political
Reform (1998–2000)
Alliance (2000–2003)
Saskatchewan Party (provincial)
Jill Ryan (m. 2003)
RelationsJon Ryan (brother-in-law)
Alma materUniversity of Ottawa
University of Regina (BA)
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 on May 27, 2017.[5]

On 12 December 2019, Scheer announced he would be resigning as the leader of the Conservative Party effective upon the election of a new one.[6][7]

Political career[change | change source]

Scheer was elected for the first time in the 2004 election. He was elected in the riding of Regina—Qu'Appelle for the Conservative Party. With that election, he beat the New Democratic Party MP Lorne Lystrom. He won by over 800 votes.[8] He was elected again in the 2006 election. He beat Lystrom again by 2740 votes.

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.
  5. Harris, Kathleen (May 27, 2017). "Andrew Scheer elected new Conservative leader". CBC News. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  6. "Andrew Scheer stepping down as Conservative Party leader". Global News. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  7. "Andrew Scheer resigns as Conservative leader". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  8. MacGregor, Roy (December 2, 2005). "Why Nystrom thinks a second comeback may be possible". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved June 18, 2019.