They cite “several conservative sources.”
According to a new report by La Presse, former Conservative Deputy Leader Rona Ambrose will not be running for the leadership of the Conservative Party.
Here’s a translation of a relevant section of the La Presse report:
“Despite everything, she prefers not to return to politics on the federal scene. There are persistent rumors that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is juggling the idea of appointing her to the position of Canadian Ambassador to Washington, one of the most important posts in Canadian diplomacy.
“Even though her name has been around for a few weeks, she has made no calls to start an organization. She will not be a candidate. She should confirm her intentions in the coming days, “said a conservative source familiar with Ms. Ambrose’s intentions on Tuesday.”
Of course, nothing can be certain until Ambrose makes her intentions clear herself.
That said, if this is true, it will have a huge impact on the race.
As I recently reported, the National Citizens Coalition conducted the largest Conservative Party Leadership race poll of grassroots Canadian Conservatives, and the results had Ambrose in second place with 31%. She trailed Pierre Poilievre, who had 46%.
As a result, if Ambrose isn’t in the race, Poilievre’s position could become even stronger.
Time will tell…
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