The two former Liberal cabinet ministers call for less partisanship and want to ‘do politics differently.’
Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott plan to run in the upcoming federal election.
The two former Liberal cabinet ministers, who resigned on principle because of Justin Trudeau’s actions in the SNC-Lavalin PMO Scandal, and were then booted from the Liberal Party by Trudeau, announced their decision in nearly-simulataneous events.
Both Wilson-Raybould and Philpott talked about ‘doing politics differently,’ working across party lines, and reducing partisanship.
They also both noted that they were courted by the Green Party, and offered praise for Elizabeth May, while declining to join her party.
Wilson-Raybould and Philpott will face significant challenges running as independents, without the power of a political party machine behind them.
However, they both have the one thing that most independent candidates don’t have, which is name recognition, and that could significantly boost their chances.
You can watch their announcements below:
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