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Ottawa, Dec 12 (Canadian-Media): An emergency meeting was called by Conservatives in Ottawa, after Andrew Scheer, Conservative Party leader announced his resignation following weeks of rising criticism of his election performance, media reports said.
Andrew Scheer. Image credit: Twitter handle
"In order to chart the course ahead, this party, this movement, needs someone who can give 100 per cent to the efforts, and after some conversations with my kids, my loved ones, I felt it was time to put my family first," Scheer said.
Scheer told caucus the job was taking a toll on him and his family.
Scheer had been accused of using Conservative Party money to pay for his children’s private schooling without the knowledge or approval of the Conservative fund board, including the chair of the board.