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Poilievre taps Scheer as House leader

Scheer was early backer of Poilievre in Conservative leadership race.
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Former leader Andrew Scheer sat down with Pierre Poilievre for a Q and A session during Poilievre’s leadership campaign stop in Regina in August.

REGINA — Newly-elected Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre has tapped a prominent Saskatchewan MP to be his house Leader.

Andrew Scheer, MP for Regina-Qu’Appelle and a former leader of the Conservative, has been named house leader for the party. 

The announcement came Tuesday as Poilievre announced his leadership team in parliament. 

In a Tweet, Poilievre described them as his “inflation busting leadership team.” Included were Melissa Lantsman and Tim Uppal as deputy leaders, Kerry-Lynne Findlay as whip, Pierre Paul-Hus as Quebec lieutenant, Luc Berthold as deputy house leader, Chris Warkentin as Deputy Whip and Question Period co-ordinator, Jake Stewart as caucus committee co-ordinator and Eric Duncan as caucus-party liaison.

Scheer was an early and prominent supporter of Poilievre during the leadership race. Poilievre won the leadership Saturday with over 68 per cent of the vote, sweeping all 14 Saskatchewan ridings.

It is expected Poilievre will announce more MP appointments this week, with the namingof his shadow cabinet expected.

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