Andrew Scheer to resign as Conservative leader


OTTAWA — Andrew Scheer is stepping down as a Conservative leader.

He told his caucus this morning he will step down when a new leader is chosen.

He is set to address the House of Commons shortly.

The decision comes less than two months after a disappointing election result and after weeks of Conservative infighting about whether he should have a future as the head of the party.

Scheer was elected as the party leader in May 2017, barely besting Maxime Bernier in the contest.

The Conservatives held the Liberals to a minority government in October but many in the party had hoped for a better result.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 12, 2019.

The Canadian Press


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