Saskatchewan MP gave serious thought to seeking the role of interim leader when Stephen Harper resigned
Andrew Scheer is no stranger to making Canadian political history.
When he first sought federal political office in 2004, he beat out the NDP candidate who at the time was the longest-serving MP in the House of Commons.
Seven years later, his Conservative Party won its first majority government and Scheer, then only 32, would soon be elected Speaker of the House of Commons, the youngest person ever to hold the storied post.
On Saturday, he nabbed another place in the history books, becoming only the second leader ever of the Conservative Party of Canada (the result of the 2003 merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservatives) behind Stephen Harper.
Scheer's nail-biter win came over the presumptive front-runner, Quebec MP Maxime Bernier.
Bernier started on his path to the leadership race years ago. Scheer's was more recent.
In the aftermath of the 2015 election, which put the Conservatives in Opposition, Scheer gave serious thought to seeking the role of interim leader, which became available when Harper announced his resignation shortly after going down in defeat to the Liberals.
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You can bet this will be a big topic of conversation over the coming weeks.