Kellie Leitch Is Leaving Politics - Here Are 5 Reasons Why I Definitely Won't Miss Her - 2018-01-24

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F0.png Kellie Leitch Is Leaving Politics - Here Are 5 Reasons Why I Definitely Won't Miss Her January 24, 2018, Sadiya Ansari, Chatelaine

Conservative MP Kellie Leitch will not run for a seat again in next year's election. The pediatric orthopedic surgeon first took office in 2011, and she'll likely be best remembered for trying to jump on the Trump train, shamelessly.

Leitch launched her long-shot candidacy in 2016 hinging on a Trumpian approach, pandering to the alt-right alongside her campaign manager Nick Kouvalis (who helped Toronto mayors Rob Ford and John Tory get elected). She lost the leadership to Andrew Scheer in May last year, and he did not include her in his shadow cabinet.

While I love seeing women of all stripes in politics, the destructive nature of Leitch's shallow, divisive rhetoric means I'm not sad to see her go. Here are five reasons why.

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{{cite news | first = Sadiya | last = Ansari | title = Kellie Leitch Is Leaving Politics - Here Are 5 Reasons Why I Definitely Won't Miss Her | url = https://www.chatelaine.com/opinion/kellie-leitch-leaving-politics/ | work = Chatelaine | date = January 24, 2018 | accessdate = May 30, 2019 }}