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Scheer's party is Harper's party: PM

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Andrew Scheer's Conservative party is in the exact same place it was under Stephen Harper's leadership and that's why he and his Liberals will continue “pointing out” the similarities.

The Liberal party put the Harper stamp on Scheer the day he was elected leader of the Conservative party—billing him as a far-right social conservative.

Scheer welcomes Alleslev to caucus

OTTAWA—Despite a summer that saw Andrew Scheer lose a prominent member of the Conservative party, he tried to fire up his caucus yesterday by introducing its newest member.

Scheer told the Conservative caucus he is proud to welcome former Liberal MP Leona Alleslev, who made the stunning announcement Monday that she is leaving the governing Liberals to join their federal rivals.