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Meet your candidate, Andrew Scheer

Meet your candidate, Andrew Scheer

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Becoming the Speaker of the House of Commons at age 32, Scheer became the youngest Speaker in the chamber’s history

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Leader of the Opposition speaks to the media after announcing his leadership team in Ottawa July 20 , 2017. Photos Andre Forget

Andrew James Scheer PC MP (born 20 May 1979) is a Canadian politician serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Regina since 2004. He has been Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Official Opposition since 2017.

Scheer was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, son of Mary Gerarda Therese (Enright), a nurse, and James D. Scheer, a librarian with the Ottawa Citizen and a Roman Catholic. Scheer has two sisters. And has dual Canadian and American citizenship, in August 2019 he began the process of renouncing his US citizenship, which he obtained through his American-born father.

On 28 September 2016, Scheer announced his bid for the leadership of the Conservative Party, and that he had the support of 32 members of the Conservative caucus. On 27 May 2017, Scheer was elected as the second full-time leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, beating runner up Maxime Bernier and more than 12 others with 50.95% of the vote through 13 rounds. Scheer’s campaign for the Conservative Party of Canada leadership was run under the slogan “Real conservative. Real leader.”