Shannon Stubbs Reflects on Andrew Scheer's Decision to Step Down as Leader

Shannon Stubbs, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Lakeland and Shadow Minister for Natural Resources released the following statement on Andrew Scheer’s announcement he will be stepping down as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada:

“Over the last four years I witnessed Andrew Scheer run for and lead the Conservative party with integrity, grace and a willingness to put the interests of the Conservative movement ahead of his own. He worked relentlessly, spending hundreds of days on the road – away from his family – crisscrossing the country to build Conservative momentum heading into the election.

“Above anything else, I was always blown away by the compassion Andrew Scheer demonstrated for those that worked for him and with him. He was always an encouraging and empowering leader who believed in the team. I am proud to have served under his leadership – and to count him as a friend.

“Thank you to Andrew’s wife Jill, and their five beautiful children, for the many sacrifices they have made over the last four years. Their courage in taking on the added scrutiny and uncertainty around Andrew’s role is something most Canadians will never appreciate. I am so looking forward to the new opportunities for your family in the future.

“I want to thank Andrew for his long and proud record of service and above all I want to thank him for his friendship. It will be my pleasure to continue to serve together in the House of Commons as we work to replace Prime Minister Trudeau and his Liberal government.”