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Marc-Andre Leclerc: Leadership Team and Shadow Cabinet

marc-andre leclerc: Later, he is to announce his picks for the Conservative shadow cabinet, which will include keeping some longtime critics in their roles and promoting other up-and-comers, according to CTV. A new Parliament begins soon Sign up for our Capital Dispatch newsletter But the calls are also including frank conversations about the debate raging over his leadership, according to several people who have spoken with Scheer in recent days but were not given permission to disclose the content of the calls. First up on Thursday is an announcement of his leadership team, the MPs who will marshal the Conservatives in Parliament. Two people from Scheer's innermost circle -- Hamish Marshall and Marc-Andre Leclerc -- no longer have formal roles in guiding his political future. In addition to being his closest aides during the campaign, Marshall and Leclerc were instrumental in Scheer's razor-thin win over rival Maxime Bernier after 13 rounds of voting in the 2017 Tory leadership race. Marshall's contract as the Conservatives' national campaign manager has expired and Leclerc, who had been Scheer's chief of staff, was fired over the weekend. ( As reported in the news.