With just one week to go before Parliament officially reconvenes, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has announced his new House leadership team, and one particular appointment has got people talking. It was revealed on Thursday morning that Andrew Scheer’s new deputy leader is actually an ex-Liberal MP, and she only crossed the floor one year ago.\nOn Thursday morning, Andrew Scheer headed to Ottawa to officially announce his brand-new House leadership team.\nWhile the majority of Scheer's top roster of MPs is largely the same as it was in the last Parliament, one new appointment in particular has shaken-up Scheer's team.\nDuring a press conference on Thursday, Scheer confirmed the appointment of Leona Alleslev as his new deputy leader, an ex-Liberal MP under Justin Trudeau.\nAlleslev was first elected as a Toronto-area Liberal back in 2015, but crossed the floor to join the Conservatives just one year ago, in September 2018.\nWhen she left the Liberals, Alleslev said she disagreed with their handling of the economy, foreign affairs and what she called "inadequate" military funding.\nAlleslev will be replacing former deputy leader Lisa Raitt, a longstanding Toronto-area MP who lost her seat in October’s federal election.\nView this post on Instagram It is an honour and a privilege to have been asked to serve as Deputy Leader. In this role, it is my job to work alongside the Leader, the Leadership team and my Conservative colleagues to be the voice of Canadians across the country. I will be a strong voice for Ontario and will be focused on uniting Canada by creating a strong vision not only for tomorrow, but for generations to come. 🇨🇦 A post shared by Leona Alleslev (@leonaalleslev) on Nov 28, 2019 at 8:46am PST\nSpeaking of the appointment, Scheer told reporters, "Leona was a former Liberal MP who came to our side in the last Parliament because she believed in my vision, and the Conservative vision, for Canada."\nHe continued, "She represents a diverse GTA riding and I will depend on her to help hold the government to account while I'm on the road and to help expand our party in Ontario."\n"I know she is more than fit for the task, and I am honoured to have her on board," Scheer explained.\n"Leona embodies exactly the type of person that we are trying to reach out to," Andrew Scheer says of his decision to name ex-Liberal Leona Alleslev as his party's deputy leader, affirming that there's a place within the Conservative party for disappointed Liberal voters #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/HHvVVg2eRB— CPAC (@CPAC_TV) November 28, 2019\nAlleslev’s appointment follows the firing of two of Scheer’s leading aides last weekend, because the Conservative leader felt it was “important to make changes” after losing the election.\nThe shake-up in his team also comes as Scheer himself faces criticism from his own party.\nAfter initially facing calls to step-down after the election, Scheer’s future remains uncertain as Conservative MPs and grassroots party members debate whether he should stay on as leader.\nIt is an honour to have been asked to serve in this way. As Deputy Leader, it is my job to work alongside the Leader and the Leadership team to be the voice of Cdns across the country. I will be a strong voice for Ontario at the table and will be focused on uniting Canada. 🇨🇦 https://t.co/hT0GFbgAMH— Leona Alleslev (@LeonaAlleslev) November 28, 2019\nA new session of Parliament will begin next Thursday, when MPs will choose a House Speaker and the new Liberal government will lay out their priories in a speech from the throne.\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.