M.P. Nater Congratulates New Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer

May 29, 2017

For Immediate Release

M.P. Nater Congratulates New Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer

Perth—Wellington, ON — John Nater, Member of Parliament for Perth—Wellington, congratulated Andrew Scheer on his election as Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

M.P Nater said: “I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Andrew on his victory. Mr. Scheer has proudly served the people of Regina — Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan for 13 years. He has experience as the Speaker of the House of Commons from 2011 to 2015; he has a proud record of defending rural and urban Canadians; and he is fluently bilingual. His political record shows he is a person of integrity and dedication. I am confident his experience and work ethic will serve him well as Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition.”

“I would also like to thank the other twelve candidates who put their name forward in this leadership race. Taking on such an endeavour is a considerable challenge and they should all be proud of their efforts,” he said. “I would particularly like to thank my Wellington County colleague, the Honourable Michael Chong. Michael stayed true to his convictions and ran an excellent campaign. His strong showing in this race demonstrates the respect he is shown by Canadians and I know he will continue to be a valuable Member of our party for years to come”.

“Our Conservative Party has just completed one of the most exciting political leadership races in Canadian history with over 260,000 Canadians now holding memberships in our party. With this strong team from coast to coast to coast, we are ready to defeat the Trudeau Liberals in 2019,” said the Member of Parliament for Perth—Wellington.

The leadership vote was decided by a mail-in ranked ballot, where each riding across Canada was allocated 100 points for a total of 33,600 points. The winning candidate needed 50 percent plus 1 to win. Andrew Scheer won the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada on the thirteenth ballot with a final 50.95% of the vote. Locally, Perth—Wellington voters endorsed Mr. Scheer with 72.65% of the votes on the final ballot.

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