Candice Bergen (politician)

Canadian politician (born 1964)

Candice Marie Bergen PC MP (born September 28, 1964) is a Canadian politician. She is the interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the leader of the Opposition since February 2, 2022.[1] Bergen was Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party and Deputy Leader of the Opposition under Erin O'Toole from September 2020 to February 2022. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Portage—Lisgar in Manitoba since 2008.


Candice Bergen

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Bergen in 2017
Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
February 2, 2022
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byErin O'Toole
Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
Interim
Assumed office
February 2, 2022
PresidentRobert Batherson
Preceded byErin O'Toole
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
In office
September 2, 2020 – February 2, 2022
LeaderErin O'Toole
Preceded byLeona Alleslev
Succeeded byLuc Berthold
Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party
In office
September 2, 2020 – February 2, 2022
PresidentScott Lamb
LeaderErin O'Toole
Preceded byLeona Alleslev
Opposition House Leader
In office
September 15, 2016 – September 2, 2020
LeaderRona Ambrose
Andrew Scheer
Preceded byAndrew Scheer
Succeeded byGérard Deltell
Shadow Minister of Natural Resources
In office
November 20, 2015 – September 14, 2016
LeaderRona Ambrose
ShadowingJim Carr
Preceded byGuy Caron
Succeeded byMark Strahl
Minister of State for Social Development
In office
July 15, 2013 – November 4, 2015
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byJean-Yves Duclos
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety
In office
May 25, 2011 – July 15, 2013
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byDave MacKenzie
Succeeded byRoxanne James
Chair of the Standing Committee on
Human Resources
In office
March 8, 2010 – June 20, 2011
MinisterDiane Finley
Preceded byDean Allison
Succeeded byEd Komarnicki
Member of Parliament
for Portage—Lisgar
Assumed office
October 14, 2008
Preceded byBrian Pallister
Personal details
Born
Candice Marie Bergen

(1964-09-28) September 28, 1964 (age 57)
Morden, Manitoba, Canada
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
  • David Hoeppner (m. 2000; div. c. 2011)
  • Michael (m. 2020)
Children3

She was Minister of State for Social Development during the Stephen Harper government. She also was the Opposition House Leader under Rona Ambrose and Andrew Scheer opposition governments from 2016 until 2020.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Conservatives elect Candice Bergen as interim party leader - National | Globalnews.ca". Global News. Retrieved 2022-02-03.