“After much reflection and discussions with my family, I have made the difficult decision not to run in the next federal election,” said MacKay.
Former Conservative Deputy Leader and contestant for the 2020 leadership race Peter MacKay has announced that he won’t be running in the next federal election:
MacKay had once been seen as the frontrunner for the top CPC job, but it quickly became apparent that he was often out-of-touch with where the Conservative base was on many issues.
That led to his campaign being overtaken decisively by Erin O’Toole, and by political newcomer Dr. Leslyn Lewis, who won the most votes on the second ballot.
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