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