Shunned 'values' crusader Kellie Leitch's political career comes to its inevitable end - 2018-01-24

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F0.png Shunned 'values' crusader Kellie Leitch's political career comes to its inevitable end January 24, 2018, John Ivison, National Post

It was always likely to end this way once Kellie Leitch had made the calculated gamble to mount a "Canadian values" crusade as part of her leadership bid for the Conservative Party — namely, in defeat, ostracism and, ultimately, exile.

In a statement obtained Tuesday by the National Post, the former minister and Conservative leadership contender said she will not seek re-election in 2019 and plans to "return to the public service that is core to my being and forms the very roots of who I am: being a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon and getting children back on playgrounds."

Leitch was always a long shot for the leadership but became a lightning rod for controversy — and alt-right support — when she began to advocate Trump-like positions on issues like screening immigrants.

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