Rona Ambrose, suggested by many politicians of the West to become a candidate, admits that she had thought to return to politics, but prefers to pursue his career in the private sector.
January 22, 2020 19: 13
Rona Ambrose will not be of the race of the conservative Party of Canada
The canadian Press
OTTAWA — The former minister Rona Ambrose confirmed that she will not run for the leadership of the conservative Party of Canada.
She made the announcement – in English only – in a video published on his page Facebook, on Wednesday afternoon.
Ms. Ambrose suggested by many politicians of the West to become a candidate, admits that she had thought to return to politics, but prefers to pursue his career in the private sector.
“I really juggled with the decision to return to political life, she wrote. I loved my 13 years in the public service as a member of parliament, minister and especially as leader of this great party. But in this moment, I am busy to make a difference through the private sector.”
She says that she loves to be back in Alberta, where she lives.
“I know that we will elect a strong leader, compassionate to lead us – that supports ALL families; and a leader who unleashes the potential of the private sector and of canadian ingenuity through taxes low and less regulation; defending the rights of the person and a foreign policy based on principles.
“But most of all, we must choose a leader who understands that this post is meant to SERVE – to serve ALL Canadians and make THEIR lives, THEIR country and THEIR world a better place where life is good. I know that we will choose a good leader and I will be there for THE support”, she added, leaving doubt on the candidate it will support.
Up to now, only one woman has confirmed that it will launch in the race : the congresswoman Marilyn Gladu.
Other men have confirmed that they will run in the race.
The conservative mp Derek Sloan, who was first elected to Parliament in the last election, intends to run for the leadership of the party.
Mr. Sloan has left the private sector to enter politics in the last elections in 2019. It was taken by the liberals in the riding of Hastings-Lennox and Addington. He now wants to present himself to the leadership of the conservative Party of Canada because he wants to discuss policy issues a bold.
Mr. Sloan is the second conservative mp to officially announce that it will be of the race; the other, Mrs. Gladu, is also in Ontario. Two other mps, Pierre Poilievre, and Erin O’toole, are considering seriously to introduce themselves, but they have not yet officially announced.
The absence of a nomination of the western part of the country also feeds the reflection of a business man based in Alberta. Rick Peterson has said on Wednesday that the party had need of renewal.
Mr. Peterson had moved from British Columbia to Alberta in the wake of the leadership race in 2017 – he finished 12th. He wanted to be the conservative candidate in the last federal election, but had failed to get the nomination in the riding of his choice. Mr. Peterson had already indicated its willingness to support Rona Ambrose in the race.
The members of the conservative Party will elect a new leader on June 27 to replace Andrew Scheer, who announced his departure in December.
Two other candidates have already formally announced their participation in the race for the leadership : former minister Peter MacKay, who has led the progressive conservative Party of Canada before its merger with the canadian Alliance in 2003, and former political advisor Aron Seal.
The ex-liberal prime minister of Quebec Jean Charest, who had been leader of the progressive conservative Party of Canada in the 90’s, has announced on Tuesday that it will not be finally of the race.