Name: Andrew James Scheer
Born: May 20, 1979
Andrew Scheer was born on May 20, 1979 in Ottawa, Ontario. He is the son of James Scheer, a librarian, and Mary Gerarda Therese Enright, a nurse. He has two siblings and his brother-in-law, Jon Ryan, is a professional football player.
Andrew attended Immaculata High School. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Ottawa to study history and politics. When he relocated to Regina, he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Regina.
Andrew is presently married to Jill Scheer. They have five children together: Grace, Henry, Madeline, Mary and Thomas.
One of Andrew’s first jobs was working in the correspondence department of the Office of the Leader of the Opposition. He was also employed at Shenher Insurance. Andrew turned to politics, working in the constituency office of Larry Spencer, a Canadian Alliance Member of Parliament for Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre.
In 2004, Andrew threw his hat in the federal election by running as the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) candidate for the riding of Regina-Qu’Appelle. He defeated New Democratic Party (NDP) MP Lorne Nystrom by just 861 votes. He was re-elected in 2006, 2011 and 2015.
In 2006, Andrew was appointed Assistant Deputy Chairman of Committees of the Whole and, two years later, he was tapped to be Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons and Chairman of Committees of the Whole. In 2011, Andrew became the youngest House Speaker in the nation’s history.
Following the resignation of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper as head of the Conservatives, Andrew announced that he would be one of 13 candidates to seek the party leadership. Despite Maxime Bernier being the front runner, Andrew was victorious, securing nearly 51 percent of the vote through 13 rounds.
Described as a so-called Blue Tory, some of Andrew’s positions: opposes abortion, supports free speech, opposes medically assisted suicide, supports extending family support, opposes same-sex marriage and supports bringing in the most vulnerable of refugees.
Although he is a social conservative, Andrew has vowed to “reach a broader audience of Canadians.”
We estimate that Andrew Scheer’s net worth is $961,000 (2016).
So how much is $961,000 really?
$961,000 can cover the cost of running for the leadership of a major Canadian political party. $961,000 can also pay for some of the costs to have the Prime Minister’s home at 24 Sussex Drive renovated.