Scheer un­veils shadow cab­i­net

Truro Daily News - - CANADA -

OT­TAWA — A mix of Con­ser­va­tive veter­ans and rel­a­tive rook­ies will form the team be­hind Con­ser­va­tive Leader An­drew Scheer as he faces off this fall against Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau. Scheer un­veiled his so-called shadow cab­i­net yes­ter­day, the list of mem­bers of Par­lia­ment who will serve as crit­ics of port­fo­lios in the Lib­eral gov­ern­ment’s cab­i­net. On Scheer’s team are all but two of the sit­ting MPs who chal­lenged him for the lead­er­ship, a race that

ended in May with a nar­row 13-bal­lot vic­tory over pre­sump­tive fron­trun­ner Maxime Bernier.

Kel­lie Leitch and Deepak Obhrai were bumped, al­though they had al­ready re­lin­quished their roles in or­der to seek the lead­er­ship. Bernier has been tasked with keep­ing tabs on the Lib­er­als’ mar­quee in­no­va­tion agenda, while third­place fin­isher Erin O’Toole nabs the For­eign Af­fairs port­fo­lio. Scheer had al­ready given the deputy leader po­si­tion to fel­low con­tender Lisa Raitt.

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