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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” ~~ John G. Diefenbaker

She's not afraid to speak out, and she says what many are thinking, which is why I hope she will indeed enter the race

In a news story in the Western Standard this morning, Calgary Nose Hill Conservative MP Michelle Rempel said  ... she plans to ask the leadership organizing committee to disqualify (Richard) Decarie.

If he had made those statements as a candidate during the federal election he would have been turfed, so why should he be allowed to run?” she said.

Calgary Conservative MP Michelle Rempel speaking
in Kamloops during last Falls federal election
I for one believe this IS good news for the health, and the future, of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Calgary Conservative MP Michelle Rempel said to be concerned the West won’t be represented by those who are now in the running

As for possible plans to seek the leadership of the party by running as a candidate in the race to succeed Andrew Scheer?  Well Michelle Rempel is still playing her cards close.

In that same Western Standard news story, they stated she is ... still debating whether or not to join the federal Tory leadership race.  It also went on to say that she has ... concerns of the West won’t be represented by those who are now in the running.

I like Rempel ... and I think many in the west do as well ... however I’m not so sure of those east of the Saskatchewan / Manitoba border.

She's not afraid to speak out ... 

... and she says what many are thinking ... which is why I hope she will indeed enter the race.

I also have concerns about the ever-shrinking list of potential candidates now that both Pierre Poilievre (Conservative finance critic), and now retired former Interim Leader Rona Ambrose, have bowed out.

Given the popularity of Ambrose and Poilievre the $300,000 entry fee, to run for the leadership, likely had little to play in their decisions, but it may be impacting others who have been considering.

There’s one thing about this leadership race for me however ... I wish media would STOP bringing up Christy Clark's name, which just happened again, in of all places, an Alberta newspaper. They thought this just might be a good idea for the Conservative Party.

As far as I, and many others are concerned, she should stay retired!


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