For Immediate Release – Barrie-Innisfil Member of Parliament John Brassard has been named Opposition House Leader. Conservative Party of Canada Interim Leader Candice Bergen announced the appointment on Friday.

“I would like to sincerely thank Candice for having confidence in me and appointing me to this important role,” Brassard said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunities and challenges this leadership position brings.

Louis-Saint-Laurent MP Gerard Deltell served as House Leader under former Leader Erin O’Toole.

“Gerard did a great job as House Leader, presiding over the House during a critical time in our nation’s history and our caucus is grateful for his hard work and dedication,” Brassard said. “He is a good friend who I respect immensely and a valuable part of our Conservative team in Ottawa. I want to thank Gerard for his friendship and guidance in this period of transition.”

Most recently, Brassard served as Shadow Minister for Ethics and Accountable Government since November 2021. Prior to that, he spent two years as Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs. Brassard was also Deputy Whip and a member of the leadership team under the Hon. Andrew Scheer.

“It’s a tremendous privilege to serve Canada as the next Opposition House Leader,” Brassard said. “Conservatives are the only party standing up for Canadians in every sector and every region of this country and pushing for a realistic exit plan out of the pandemic.  I look forward to continuing to represent the residents of Barrie-Innisfil while serving all Canadians in my new role.”