Andrew Scheer

Andrew Scheer

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan

AGE: 37

MP for Regina–Qu’Appelle, Sask.

Former Speaker of the House of Commons. (2011-2015)

First elected to Parliament in 2004.

POLICY SHOP

  • Opposed to federally-imposed price on carbon and HST/GST on home energy bills
  • Support for Magnitsky law that targets Russian officials, and reopening of Office of Religious Freedom
  • Safe injection sites require “social license” from surrounding community; funding should go towards recovery
  • Supports approval of Energy East and Northern Gateway pipelines, expedited energy-related infrastructure projects, country-of-origin labelling for gasoline, removal of restrictions on foreign ownership in airlines, better marketing and communications for the forestry industry
  • Supports enshrining property rights in the Constitution and removing barriers to interprovincial trade
  • Finance: pledges a balanced budget within two years, tax-free EI maternity and paternal benefits, and tax credits for children enrolled in private schools or home schooled
  • Firearms: removal of RCMP power to make arbitrary reclassification, decriminalization of administrative infractions, creation of a firearms ombudsman, strengthening of the Firearms Advisory Council, repeal of United Nations marking regulation
  • Supports the return of Canadian fighter jets to the fight against ISIS
  • Supports removal of federal funding for post-secondary institutions that fail to protect on-campus freedom of speech

 

MORE VIDEO

Scheer names former cabinet minister Chuck Strahl as national campaign chair (Feb. 1, 2017):

Scheer’s campaign launch in Ottawa (Sept. 28, 2016):

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