Pierre Poilievre says he will not run for Conservative leadership: 'My heart is not fully engaged in this' - 2020-01-24

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F49.png Pierre Poilievre says he will not run for Conservative leadership: 'My heart is not fully engaged in this' January 24, 2020, Brian Platt, National Post

Poilievre, the 40-year-old MP for the suburban Ottawa riding of Carleton, was considered to be a front-runner and his entry into the race was expected imminently. In fact, multiple media outlets reported just on Wednesday that Poilievre's campaign launch was set for this weekend.

He is the third high-profile potential candidate to drop out of the running this week, following announcements from former Quebec premier Jean Charest and former Alberta MP Rona Ambrose. But unlike those two, Poilievre was seen as a lock to get into the race. Campaign staff working for other candidates told the National Post they were shocked by the news he isn't running.

In a statement, Poilievre cited family reasons for his decision. He is recently married and has a young child.

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