Kelly Block backs Andrew Scheer for federal conservative leadership

Andrew Scheer
Andrew Scheer

Kelly Block, Member of Parliament for Carlton Trail – Eagle Creek, has thrown her support behind Andrew Scheer for the leadership of the federal Conservative Party.

In a statement released Thursday, Block said she believes Scheer has the ability to “further strengthen our united party.”

“As a principled conservative and a perfectly bilingual candidate, Andrew is the clear choice for me,” said Block.

Scheer announced his bid for the Conservative party leadership on Wednesday. Now 37, Scheer served as speaker of the house from 2011 to 2015, the youngest ever to do so.

“Andrew is a gifted communicator who will effectively present conservative ideas to Canadians and defeat the Trudeau Liberals in 2019,” Block added.

Scheer is not the only Saskatchewanian to join the race for the new PC leader. MP Brad Trost announced his candidacy on August 16.