Canadian opposition Conservative leader resigns

Canada's opposition Conservative leader says he's resigning as party leader

TORONTO -- Canada's opposition Conservative leader said Thursday he will resign as party leader.

The decision comes weeks after he lost the last federal election.

Andrew Scheer, 40, called it one one of the most difficult decisions hes made in hislife. He will stay on until a new leader is elected.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada's October elections despite losing the majority in Parliament. It was an unexpectedly strong result following a series of scandals that had tarnished his image as a liberal icon.