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.
This will sound snarky but it's not intended to be: This is probably the best leadership decision Scheer has made for his party in a long time https://t.co/t0gkG8vI4f— Robyn Urback (@RobynUrback) December 12, 2019
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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