With the 2019 federal election just around the corner, we can expect to see more intense campaigning from candidates in the coming weeks. Andrew Scheer has been observed to build a public image of himself that suggests humble beginnings and modest ways of living. Stories of his formative years that he retells in speeches always remind audiences that his parents struggled to make ends meet. However, Andrew Scheer’s net worth is something that Canadians have always wondered about, especially after it was reported in 2017 that Scheer had stakes in three real estate limited partnerships.\nAccording to Scheer in his anecdotes, his family had to take the bus everywhere because they didn’t have a car, his father had to borrow money from a friend to hold down their mortgage, and his parents were always stressed at the dinner table from figuring out how to make ends meet. People have noticed this as a tactic against Justin Trudeau, who had reportedly inherited a cool $1.2 million from his father, former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.\nView this post on Instagram Happy Portugal Day! Was in Toronto to celebrate our Portuguese community and the contributions Portuguese Canadians have made and continue to make to our country. 🇨🇦 Bonne Fête du Portugal! J’étais à Toronto pour célébrer notre communauté portugaise et la contribution des Portugais Canadiens à l’édification de notre pays. . . . #PortugalDay #Canada #Ontario #Toronto #YYZ #JourDuPortugal A post shared by Andrew Scheer (@andrewjscheer) on Jun 9, 2019 at 8:05pm PDT\nMaclean’s found that Scheer’s parents could have been earning more than the average Canadian family in 2003, which Statistics Canada placed at $68,800. Jim Scheer worked as a proofreader, researcher, and librarian for the Ottawa Citizen until 2008 and would have been earning at least $66,000 when he retired. Mary Scheer had a career as a nurse at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and was probably earning about $55,000 in the late 1990s.\nIn an interview, Scheer has said that he frames the previous anecdotes about his family in the context of "having a good life." "We were able to have nice things and enjoyable moments. But it’s just a different experience from Justin Trudeau."\nView this post on Instagram Tous ceux qui suivent cette page savent que le popcorn est ma collation préférée. Quelle est la vôtre. Merci à l’équipe de @genereux.bernard pour le popcorn hier! 🍿 Anyone who follows this page knows that popcorn is my go-to snack food. What’s yours? Thanks to @genereux.bernard’s team for the snack yesterday! #surlaroute #popcorn #collation #roadtrip #snacks A post shared by Andrew Scheer (@andrewjscheer) on May 31, 2019 at 8:15am PDT\nWhatever the context in the past, today, Scheer’s own brood is living comfortably. According to Maclean's, he was earning $141,000 as an MP at the age of 25. As of 2019, his salary as the official Opposition leader comes to $259,000. His actual net worth could have been alluded to following accusations of hypocrisy after he targeted Finance Minister Bill Morneau for holding investments in a numbered company. Scheer was found to have ownership stakes in three real estate limited partnerships (RELPs), a tax-sheltering investment vehicle that is apparently only available to the rich. RELPs allow investors to write off up to 50 percent of their initial investment.\nScheer’s office confirmed with CBC News in 2017 that he only qualified as an "eligible investor" in Saskatchewan for these RELPs. To participate, he had to show $75,000 in personal annual income and a net worth of $400,000 or more.\nWhile that might not seem like much compared to Trudeau’s inheritance, one Twitter user at the time painted Scheer as a "taxpayer funded trust fund baby who uses RELPS to dodge taxes." Another user said that Morneau gives to charity after selling stocks while Scheer points fingers at others even though he participates in RELPs himself. Other Twitter users shared similar sentiments.\nBy that metric, please include Andrew Scheer. He’s a taxpayer funded trust fund baby who uses RELPS to dodge taxes. https://t.co/FyD9m973Rn— Victoria (@zeebra03) July 18, 2019\nMorneau sold stocks then gave to charity while Andrew Scheer uses RELPs and points fingers at others— poli_nerd (@poli_nerd) October 31, 2017\nAdd another layer to the shit cake for renters: RELPs. Politicians like Andrew Scheer are part of the problem, not part of the solution. This is why Canada, and Canada's renters, cannot afford another Conservative Govt.: https://t.co/ywhtNXroRj— always vote (@always_vote) March 23, 2019\nHe sold insurance for less than 6 months. Why even mention it. 🙄🙄🙄 Andy has also taken advantage of RELPs which are for only very wealthy investors. Glass houses.— Marilyn Luke (@PatchesandBo) September 3, 2019\nRELPs only benefit the rich, and Andrew Scheer. Look out for glass houses though. https://t.co/xJKHIPQQP2 #cdnpoli #taxshelter #hypocrite— Lu Korte (@homewithlu) October 31, 2017\nCanadians will be voting for their next leader on Oct. 21. Before that, you can catch Andrew Scheer at the Munk Debates on Oct. 1.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.