Conservative caucus rallies around Scheer; Bernier knew unity would have been tough for him, says Clement
Seventeen caucus members had endorsed Maxime Bernier, while Scheer had almost double.
Maxime Bernier, left, lost the Conservative leadership to Andrew Scheer, right, on Saturday night in a tight race that saw Mr. Scheer squeak by Mr. Bernier with 50.95 per cent support, versus Mr. Bernier's 49.05 per cent. They are pictured awaiting the results of the final ballot at the Toronto Congress Centre. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright