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Canada ‘This is the first step’: Scheer delivers concession speech, praises Tory election performance

09:15  22 october  2019
09:15  22 october  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer took the stage at his Saskatchewan riding Monday night to deliver his concession speech, praising his party for a hard-fought election.

"We ran an excellent campaign from top to bottom, and for that we should all be proud," Scheer said.

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As of 1 a.m. ET, the Tories had 122 seats out of 338 in the House of Commons. They lost to the Liberal party, which is poised to form a minority government.

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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer made a concession speech following election results on Monday evening that saw an elected minority Liberal government.

During the speech, Scheer said he has called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to congratulate him on his victory.

However, Scheer also reacted to the Liberals' loss of a majority government, suggesting it indicates Trudeau's time as prime minister may not last long.

"Mr. Trudeau, when your government falls, Conservatives will be ready and we will win," he said.

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Scheer also boasted that the party is leading the popular vote over the Liberals.

"This is how it starts," he said. "This is the first step."

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Nelson: Radical Alberta now knows where it stands .
When I trundled off to an advance poll a few weeks back, my heart wasn’t all a-flutter at the prospect of marking an X against some Tory candidate’s vaguely remembered name. But I did it anyhow. Not because of any particular love of the Conservative party or of its current leader, Andrew Scheer, a fellow who always manages to sport a goofy look, as though endlessly wandering into his own surprise birthday party. Nope, I did it because, as far as I could make out, all the other parties had only one thing in mind for my province: economic and political castration.

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