Milton’s Raitt named deputy leader of Conservatives
Milton MP Lisa Raitt is the new deputy leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Leader Andrew Scheer made the announcement Thursday afternoon in Ottawa, where he unveiled his leadership team.
Raitt, who ran for the party leadership, “brings a wealth of experience in the private sector and in public life to our team,” said Scheer, adding the Cape Bretonnative not only has deep roots in Atlantic Canada but has been “a strong advocate for her constituents in Milton.”
The local MP is pleased to serve on the party’s leadership team and looks forward to helping bring the Conservative message to people in Ontario as well as those living on the East Coast.
Expressing her respect for Scheer, Raitt said, “I fully understand and embrace what his vision is for the party and am looking forward to working with him.”
Also tapped to serve on the Official Opposition’s leadership team are Quebec MP Alain Reyes (Quebec lieutenant) and ChilliwackHope MP Mark Strahl (Opposition whip). Candice Bergen, a Manitoba MP, will continue her role as House leader, while Chris Warkentin will remain deputy House leader.
“I’m incredibly proud to be working with these capable men and women,” said Scheer.
MP Lisa Raitt