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Canada Scheer appoints floor-crossing Liberal as deputy leader of Conservative party

18:15  28 november  2019
18:15  28 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is appointing a Toronto-area MP who crossed the floor from the Liberals just over a year ago as his new deputy leader. 

The Canadian Press has learned that Leona Alleslevwill be named this morning to replace former deputy leader Lisa Raitt, a longtime MP who lost her own Toronto-area seat in the October election.

Alleslev was first elected as a Liberal in 2015, but crossed the floor to join the Conservatives in September 2018.

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Andrew Scheer, Conservative Party and Leader of the Official Opposition walks with Leona Alleslev who crossed the floor and joined the Conservative party in the  House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, September 17, 2018. (Photo by Lars Hagberg / AFP)        (Photo credit should read LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images) © Getty Andrew Scheer, Conservative Party and Leader of the Official Opposition walks with Leona Alleslev who crossed the floor and joined the Conservative party in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, September 17, 2018. (Photo by Lars Hagberg / AFP) (Photo credit should read LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Her appointment as Conservative deputy leader comes as Scheer is trying to refocus his caucus on next week's return of the House of Commons amid widespread dissent in the party over whether he should stay on as leader.

Two campaigns have now been launched seeking to mobilize the grassroots to vote him out at his leadership review in April.


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