A Little More About Andrew Scheer #CDNpoli #elxn43
Andrew Scheer is a Canadian politician serving as MP for the riding of Regina—Qu'Appelle since 2004. He is Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Official Opposition since 2017.
Scheer has been likened to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
On 27 May 2017, he was elected Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Scheer is considered pro life by the Campaign Life Coalition and "has an impeccable pro life voting record" in the House of Commons.
During the 2004 election campaign, Scheer opposed same-sex marriage. As an individual MP, he publicly voiced his opposition in the House of Commons debate against recognizing same-sex marriage and voted in favour of a 2006 motion to re-open debate on the issue.
Scheer married Jill Ryan at the Holy Rosary Cathedral in Regina in 2003. The couple have five children together.
Scheer is a practising Catholic who attends Sunday mass and is an active member of the Knights of Columbus. During the leadership race, Scheer revealed that his children were attending a private faith-based school.
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