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Andrew Scheer resigns from position as leader of the Conservative Party

Federal Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer has resigned from his position.

He announced his decision to resign at a special caucus meeting Thursday morning, according to the Canadian Press. 

Scheer has been criticized by both sides of the political spectrum for failing to win the most recent federal election, as many said it should have been a shoo-in following Just Trudeau's numerous scandals. 

Former Conservative cabinet minister John Baird tabled a report on the party’s election campaign to Scheer’s office Wednesday, which was extremely critical of his abilities as a leader. 

The decision also comes after it was discovered that Scheer was using Conservative Party money to pay for his children’s private schooling, according to Global News. 

Many have called on Scheer to resign from his position since he lost the election in October, but there's been no indication that he would do so until today.

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