The Canadian Press March 8, 2019

ROSSER, Man. — Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he will not be introducing a motion of non-confidence against Justin Trudeau despite saying the prime minister has lost the moral authority to govern because of the SNC-Lavalin affair.

“It’s up to his party now to determine whether or not they want to keep him on as leader,” Scheer said during a news conference in Rosser, Man., on Friday.

Scheer said his party will be introducing motions “aimed at getting to the bottom of this” but a motion of non-confidence is not on the table.

Scheer added that if Trudeau respected his office, he would step aside.

“The role of prime minister is bigger than any one individual, it’s bigger than Justin Trudeau himself and if he truly had respect for the office he holds, he would do the right thing and step aside.”

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