Andrew Scheer

Canadian politician

Andrew James Scheer PC MP (born May 20, 1979) is a Canadian politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Regina—Qu'Appelle since 2004. Between 2017 and 2020, he was the Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Official Opposition.


Andrew Scheer

Scheer in 2020
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Communities
Assumed office
8 September 2020
LeaderErin O'Toole
Candice Bergen (interim)
ShadowingCatherine McKenna
Preceded byLuc Berthold
Leader of the Opposition
In office
27 May 2017 – 24 August 2020
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
DeputyDenis Lebel
Lisa Raitt
Leona Alleslev
Preceded byRona Ambrose
Succeeded byErin O'Toole
Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
In office
27 May 2017 – 24 August 2020
PresidentScott Lamb
DeputyDenis Lebel
Lisa Raitt
Leona Alleslev
Preceded byRona Ambrose (interim)
Succeeded byErin O'Toole
Opposition House Leader
In office
18 November 2015 – 13 September 2016
LeaderRona Ambrose
Preceded byPeter Julian
Succeeded byCandice Bergen
35th Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada
In office
2 June 2011 – 3 December 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
21 November 2008 – 1 June 2011
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralMichaëlle Jean
David Johnston
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byBill Blaikie
Succeeded byDenise Savoie
Member of Parliament
for Regina—Qu'Appelle
Assumed office
28 June 2004
Preceded byLorne Nystrom
Personal details
Born
Andrew James Scheer

(1979-05-20) 20 May 1979 (age 45)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Citizenship
  • Canada
  • United States
Political party
Other political
affiliations
Saskatchewan Party
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Spouse(s)
Jill Ryan (m. 2003)
Children5
RelativesJon Ryan (brother-in-law)
ResidenceRegina, Saskatchewan[1]
Stornoway (2017–2020)
EducationUniversity of Ottawa (BA)
Signature
WebsiteOfficial website

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

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

  1. "Official Voting Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved January 23, 2021.
  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. Archived from the original on April 3, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2018. 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.