Andrew Scheer becomes next Conservative leader.




Andrew Scheer, a longtime Saskatchewan MP and former Speaker of the House of Commons, has been narrowly elected the new leader of the federal Conservative party.
Scheer has served as Speaker of the House of Commons from 2011 to 2015. At age 32, he was the youngest person to serve in this capacity in Canadian parliamentary history and today, on May 27, 2017 he has become the Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada on the thirteenth and final ballot of the leadership election.
Candidates were scored not by votes, but by points. Every riding in the country was allocated 100 points, and each candidate received a number of points depending on their share of votes in that riding.
Scheer, 38, was declared the winner with 51 per cent of the available points, edging out longtime front-runner Maxime Bernier.