Andrew Scheer is stepping down as Conservative Party leader but will stay on till a replacement is found. That might not happen until the April party convention.
Scheer officially announced his resignation in the House of Commons Thursday terming it as one of the most difficult decisions he has made.
He was set to face a mandatory leadership review at the party convention in April. However, mounting pressure from party insiders for him to step down sooner prompted him to make the move now.
The decision came as former Conservative cabinet minister John Baird has been briefing Conservative MPs about the party’s election campaign this week.
Since the October 21 election, Scheer had embarked on a cross-Canada listening tour, even fired some staff. Baird was tasked with conducting a Conservative campaign post-mortem. -CINEWS