September 13, 2016

Andrew Scheer, MP for Regina- Qu'Appelle released the following statement today:

"I am announcing today that I am resigning as House Leader of the Conservative caucus. My consultations about a possible run for the Conservative Leadership have been very encouraging and I would like to continue to explore the feasibility of such an endeavor. As the House returns next week, I believe it is more appropriate for me to continue in these efforts outside of a caucus leadership position.

I would like to thank our Leader Rona Ambrose for trusting me with this important role for the last 10 months. It was an honour to serve alongside her as our party rebuilds and works towards the next election.

Without a doubt, this has been one of the most effective oppositions in recent memory. We have a great team of critics and I enjoyed working with each and every one of them as we held the Liberals to account for their wasteful spending and mismanagement.

I will continue to explore the possibility of a leadership bid and will make a decision in the coming weeks."

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