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Quebec, Nov 26 (Canadian-Media): During a meeting in Montreal Monday, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was met with rebuffs from failed Quebec Tory candidates some asking him to step aside to allow someone else to lead the party into the next election, media reports said.
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"Andrew Scheer isn't the man for the job. He lost the moral authority with his candidates, with Quebecers," said Maikel Mikhael, who ran for the party in Rivière-des-Mille-Îles. He spoke to Radio-Canada, CBC's French-language arm, outside the meeting.
"He cannot win the next election in Quebec, I will not get involved in the riding if he stays," said François Desrochers, the party's former candidate in Mirabel.
Although the party looked well-positioned to pick up seats in the province at the outset of the campaign, his two shaky performances in the French-language debates badly damaged his party's fortunes.
While some failed Quebec candidates had a decidedly negative opinion of Scheer's leadership, others said they were prepared to give him a second chance.
Yves Lévesque, the former mayor of Trois-Rivières said Scheer showed signs on Monday that he was ready to learn from past mistakes.