Update : Andrew Shearer has said he wants to give more time to the family, which is why he is resigning. However, he did not miss the chance to “comment on Liberal Party’s performance” on this occasion and said that his party ‘performed ‘way far better and gained more seats”, and did not form a “minority government”, which he is satisfied with. But at this time the party needs a leader who can give his full time to the post and take the party forward, Andrew said.
Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer has stepped down from the party leader position after a disappointing party performance in the recent federal elections, sources say. He was criticized over the ability of leadership by the “internal members” of the party, according to sources.
He announced the decision of him stepping down during a caucus meeting called by him on Thursday morning.
This was the most difficult decision I have ever had to make. I have announced my intention to step down as the Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada once a new Leader is elected. I am putting my party first and my family first. WATCH LIVE: https://t.co/BEjBQ7DI3d
— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) December 12, 2019