March 01, 2017

Five Alberta MLAs endorse Andrew Scheer for Conservative Leader

This week, five MLAs from the Wildrose Caucus announced their support for Andrew Scheer’s candidacy for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada.

“Andrew Scheer is the future of Conservatism in Canada,” said Nathan Cooper, Wildrose House Leader and MLA for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills. “His principled Conservative values along with a desire to communicate them to a broad range of people are inspiring and impressive. Andrew is a proven leader who has what it takes.”

Joining Mr. Cooper in their endorsement of Andrew Scheer are Wayne Anderson, MLA for Highwood, Don MacIntyre, MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake and Glenn van Dijken, MLA for Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock and David Hanson, MLA for Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills.

“In my opinion Andrew Scheer is the best candidate to lead the Conservative Party of Canada in the next election. His unique experience, energy and enthusiasm best represents our party’s future,” said Mr. Anderson. “As a provincial MLA, and a member of the federal party, it is my honour to endorse Andrew for leader”.

Said Mr. van Dijken, “Andrew has the skills and ability to use a collaborative approach to build a strong conservative movement from sea to sea. His experience in the political process and the fact that he is truly bilingual set him apart. He has continually demonstrated integrity as a public servant and this is the type of leader we need for the future.”

“I am happy to be travelling here in Alberta this week and connecting with people with a common vision for real conservatism. Wayne, Nathan, Don, David and Glenn work hard every day on behalf of Albertans and I am honoured by their confidence in me.” said Scheer. “With their support, I will continue to communicate my vision of real conservatism across Canada to beat Justin Trudeau and the Liberals in 2019.”

With their endorsement, these five MLAs join 24 MPs, eight Senators, 23 MLAs and nine former MPs supporting Andrew Scheer for Leader of the Conservative Party.