Adios, Andrew Scheer.
In a sorry end to a sorry election, the Conservative leader has now (finally) stepped down.
After weathering the indictments of his former campaign director, his communications director, the Quebec Conservative wing and the backers of the Scheermustgo.ca website, Scheer’s leadership ultimately foundered on the revelation that the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) was funding four of his children’s private school tuitions.
Not only was this unwelcome news to some of the higher-ups within Conservative ranks, but it clashed with the “Everyman” persona Scheer had sought to cultivate since taking office. And so, exit stage right.
It didn’t have to be this way. Scheer should have listened to Kenny Rogers: “Know when to hold ‘em. Know when to fold ‘em. Know when to walk away. Know when to run.”