Andrew Scheer steps down as Conservative House leader to explore party leadership run #CPC #cdnpoli

Saskatchewan MP Andrew Scheer has resigned as Opposition House leader in order to explore a bid for leadership of the federal Conservative Party.

Scheer began his brief statement to the media in French, distinguishing himself from other leadership contenders who are not bilingual.

Scheer thanked interim leader Rona Ambrose for the opportunity to serve, but said the House leader role requires 100 per cent of his attention, making it necessary to step down.

He said he would have more to say “once the final decision has been made and the final pieces have come together for a leadership bid.”

Source: CBC


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