Andrew Scheer removes Maxime Bernier from Tory front bench

Former Conservative leadership contender Maxime Bernier has been removed from his spot on the party’s front bench in the House of Commons, says Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.

“I have removed Maxime Bernier from the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet, effective immediately” Scheer said in a short statement issued by his office.

“The Shadow Minister for Science, Matt Jeneroux, will assume the additional role of shadow minister for innovation, science and economic development on an interim basis.”

Pity I was warming to Bernier.