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Andrew Scheer

PC MP
Andrew Scheer in 2019
Scheer in 2018
Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
May 27, 2017
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General David Johnston
Julie Payette
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preceded by Rona Ambrose
Leader of the Conservative Party
Assumed office
May 27, 2017
President Scott Lamb
Deputy Denis Lebel
Lisa Raitt
Preceded by Rona Ambrose (interim)
Opposition House Leader
In office
November 18, 2015 – September 13, 2016
Leader Rona Ambrose
Preceded by Peter Julian
Succeeded by Candice Bergen
35th Speaker of the House of Commons
In office
June 2, 2011 – December 3, 2015
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General David Johnston
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Deputy Denise Savoie
Joe Comartin
Preceded by Peter Milliken
Succeeded by Geoff Regan
Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons
In office
November 21, 2008 – June 1, 2011
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General David Johnston
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Preceded by Bill Blaikie
Succeeded by Denise Savoie
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Regina—Qu'Appelle
Assumed office
June 28, 2004
Preceded by Lorne Nystrom
Personal details
Born
Andrew James Scheer

May 20, 1979 (1979-05-20) (age 41)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Political party Conservative (2003–present)
Other political
affiliations
Reform (1998–2000)
Alliance (2000–2003)
Saskatchewan Party (provincial)
Spouse(s)
Jill Ryan (m. 2003)
Relations Jon Ryan (brother-in-law)
Children 5
Residence Stornoway
Alma mater University of Ottawa
University of Regina (BA)
Salary CA$255,300

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.

On September 28, 2016, Scheer announced his bid for the leadership of the Conservative Party, running under the slogan “Real conservative. Real leader.” He won the leadership position on May 27, 2017.

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.

Political career

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. He was elected again in the 2006 election. He beat Lystrom again by 2740 votes.


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