Conservative Leadership Contender
Andrew Scheer has spent his working life both in the public and private sectors, providing him with the experience and intimately knowledge of the many opportunities and challenges that face other hard-working families in Canada.
Andrew studied History and Politics at the University of Ottawa and the University of Regina, and is fluent in both official languages.
For several years prior to 2004, Andrew worked in Ottawa for the Leader of the Opposition, specializing in communications and outreach and learning "how things really work in Ottawa".
When still a young man, he made the decision to move to Saskatchewan permanently. Andrew and his wife Jill live and work in Regina, where they raise their five children, Thomas, Grace, Madeline, Henry, and Mary. In Saskatchewan, Andrew passed the Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker program and started his career in the insurance industry.
In 2004, the people of Regina-Qu'Appelle placed their confidence in Andrew and elected him to the House of Commons as one of Canada's youngest MPs. They have continued to maintain that confidence, choosing to re-elect him in 2006, 2008, 2011, and 2015.
In the 39th Parliament Andrew served as the Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole. In the 40th Parliament Andrew served as the Deputy Speaker.
On June 2nd, 2011, Andrew was honoured to be elected the Speaker of the House of Commons for the 41st Parliament.