In Facebook message, Rona Ambrose says she won’t run for Conservative leader.
Earlier reports had indicated Rona Ambrose wouldn’t run for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Those reports have now been confirmed, with Ambrose declaring in a Facebook post & video that she won’t run.
Her decision now establishes Pierre Poilievre, Peter MacKay, and Erin O’Toole as the undisputed front-runners in the race.
You can read Ambrose’s message and watch her video below:
“Hi everyone! Rona Ambrose here.
I want to thank you for all your messages of encouragement and support to run for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada.
It is humbling to be considered at all – because I love our party, I love the people in it and I love our country.
I have really struggled with the decision to return to political life.
I loved my 13 years in public service as an MP, minister and especially as leader of this great party. But right now, I am focused on making a difference through the private sector. Creating policy and advocating for our energy sector to create jobs. And my work continues to ensure all judges in Canada receive sexual assault law training.
And the truth is, I love being back in Alberta.
I know we will choose a strong, compassionate person to lead us – who supports ALL families; a leader who unleashes the potential of the private sector and Canadian ingenuity through low taxes and less regulation; who defends universal human rights and principled foreign policy. But more than anything we need to choose a leader who understands the job is about SERVING – serving ALL Canadians and making THEIR lives, THEIR country and THEIR world a better place to live. I know we’ll choose a good leader and I’ll be there to support HER…or him!
Thanks again to everyone who reached out. You can count on me to work hard every day to make our country a better place.”