The besieged Conservative Leader is facing mounting pressure.
Andrew Scheer has announced his new leadership team, as he faces mounting internal criticism and fights to hold onto his job.
Scheer has appointed Leona Alleslev – a former Liberal MP who crossed the floor to the Conservatives in the last Parliament – as Deputy Leader.
Scheer also said he is staying on:
"I am staying on to fight the fight that Canadians elected us to do," Andrew Scheer tells reporters on Parliament Hill when asked how he can remain as Conservative leader despite ongoing concerns about his leadership. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/mOiyCXP9dw
— CPAC (@CPAC_TV) November 28, 2019
Here’s the rest of the leadership team:
Opposition House Leader: Candice Bergen – Manitoba
Chief Opposition Whip: Mark Strahl – B.C.
Opposition Deputy House Leader: John Nater – Ontario
Deputy Opposition Whip: John Brassard – Ontario
Caucus-Party Liaison: Diane Finley – Ontario
Conservative National Caucus Chair: Tom Kmiec – Alberta
Caucus-Opposition Leader’s Office Coordinator: Chris Warkentin – Alberta
Quebec Lieutenant: Alain Reyes – Quebec
You can watch Scheer’s full announcement below:
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