Andrew Scheer, the former House of Commons speaker, was just named by interim Conservative Party Leader Rona Ambrose as the Opposition House leader. The party is looking to regain ground after losing in the last election.
Scheer is set to take over his new duties on December 3. It will be the first time the House has met since the vote which took place on October 19. Scheer will be tasked with directing the Opposition Party’s day-to-day affairs in the House of Commons, as well as negotiating with the other parties concerning debates and bills.
Scheer expressed what an honor it was to take on the new role, stating that he is accustomed to cooperating with Parliament members from all parties. He also expressed his commitment to healthy debate in the House of Commons and doing the right thing for the country.
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In other conservative political news, things are heating up in the race for the American presidency, as candidates are vying for position and landing key endorsements. Marco Rubio, a conservative senator from the state of Florida, has just received the financial backing and support of conservative Idaho businessman Frank VanderSloot. VanderSloot is the billionaire founder and CEO of Melaleuca, a consumer products company that does business in 19 countries, including Canada.