"Serving as the leader of the party that I love so much has been the opportunity and the challenge of a lifetime", Scheer said Thursday in the House of Commons, "and this was not a decision I came to lightly".
But while the Conservatives come up short in terms of forming the government, the party did win more seats than four years earlier and won the popular vote, McColeman said.
A political analyst with Abacus Data was surprised to see Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer step down from his position on Thursday.
Moving forward, Dreeshen says the party needs a leader with numerous same qualities as Scheer.
The premier said October's result "wasn't enough to satisfy, I suppose, many in the Conservative movement", and encouraged Manitobans to take out Conservative memberships and help select the new leader.
Tom Kmiec, the party's national caucus chair, exited the 45-minute meeting to tell reporters that Conservative MPs unanimously chose to back Scheer as "full" leader until a replacement is selected through a party leadership contest.
"Having a new leader for the party is something I have mentioned before", said Nuttall, who did not seek re-election in the recent federal election.
Aitchison said he can not comment on whether the controversy over the use of party funds for private schooling was what pushed Scheer to resign.
During the campaign, described by Trudeau as one of the nastiest in Canadian history, Scheer painted himself as an everyman: a minivan-driving father of five who enjoys a beer, watching football (his wife´s younger brother plays in the Canadian Football League) and "The Simpsons" television series.
In the weeks following the election, Scheer has become the target of scathing editorials from conservatives, most notably over his stance on LGBTQ+ issues.
Brantford-Brant MP Phil McColeman has mixed emotions about his party leader's decision to step down.
"And today, I'm a happy man", said Koch. "We knocked the Liberals down to a minority".
Teneycke declined to speculate on whether any heavy hitters who did not run in the last leadership would attempt to succeed Scheer.
Mr Scheer has been struggling to rally the party behind him since the October election.
"I think he did as best as he could", Dave Beattie said of Scheer's election performance.
Dan Hein, president of the Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner constituency association, said he thought Scheer was on the right track but internal politics likely played a part with the party leader's decision to step down.
"I was always in support of the leader and I would have continued to be", he said. He will stay on as an MP. I started a principled Conservative alternative.
As for what's next for the Conservative Party, Powers had a candid answer.
When asked whether she would consider running for the party leadership, Gladu didn't say no.
While Scheer said he intends to resign as party leader once a successor is chosen, he plans to stay on as MP for Regina-Qu'Appelle.