For Leitch, the transition to private life did not go smoothly.
As parents and their children entered her clinics, she found herself dragged into discussions about her political views. In the interview, she at first said the interactions were positive, but when pressed acknowledged it was not always the case.
For parents to be concerned she had an “agenda” was not in the best interests of the children she wanted to help, Leitch said.
“It was beyond disruptive,” she said.
“For me personally, it was very uncomfortable. And I can’t imagine what it was like for the child.”
So, after encouragement from Canadian colleagues and after canvassing available jobs elsewhere, she settled on accepting a position as chief of pediatric orthopedic surgery at the children’s hospital of Mississippi and moved there last spring.
CPC Leadership results are being delayed. Apparently some ballots cannot be read by tabulators due to them being ripped or improperly shaded in.
Those ballots must be hand counted while being observed by campaign scrutineers.
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) August 23, 2020
Update@ 21:05: blahblahblah Scheer blahblahblah Diane Finley and then the punchline… still no results. This is the most incompetent, boring party in the history of Canadian politics.
21:42: This is so boring The Rebel is now replaying Scheer speeches at both drunk and Ben Shapiro speed.
— Katewerk (@katewerk) August 24, 2020
02:40am… No winner after first ballot… Lewis wins Saskatchewan, Sloan drops off, at 33.52% McKay has the most votes but little room to grow.
O’Toole wins by nearly 5,000 points over McKay.
It’s probably unfair to say no one cares.
He’s a Liberal, Vivian.
I’ve read that the Conservative Leadership ballots are in the mail. My guess is people will be voting & mailing them in this weekend so let’s come back to this poll.
I’m curious … what are your reasons for NOT supporting @PeterMacKay?
Would be glad to hear feedback. https://t.co/F5ZODok8OI
— Vivian Krause (@FairQuestions) July 17, 2020
(Someone requested a thread on the CPC leadership, so here it is.)
The issue is either Conservatives believe in freedom of conscience or they don’t.
Asked and answered: Is The CPC Leadership A Ruse?
MacKay replaces tweet about rail blockades after critics suggest he supports vigilantism
Mark Gerretsen represents the Ontario riding of Kingston and the Islands. It’s a long way from Fort McMurray but that isn’t stopping the Liberal MP from not only opposing the project but spending money, perhaps your money, to shut it down.
Gerretsen has posted on Facebook about a petition put forward by the Queen’s University Liberals, and sponsored in the House by Gerretsen, to reject the proposal.
“We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to reject the proposal to build the Teck Resources Frontier Oilsands Mine in Alberta as it is not in the best interest of Canadians,” the petition reads.
Isn’t this the equivalent of an Alberta MP asking the federal government to shut down Ontario’s manufacturing sector? Or calling for a stop to all the tax breaks to Toronto’s film productions? That wouldn’t go over too well in Ontario and this won’t go over well in Alberta.
I’ve been in a paint booth all day, so instead of trying to play catch up on today’s Trudeau debacle and his open shunning of Western Canada, this is an open thread for those topics, plus anything else that makes you want to yell at Scott Moe to stop wasting our time and interests on this neverending shit show.
It’s not going to get better. A Conservative government in Ottawa won’t make it better. Move on. Get the ball rolling on a decoupling strategy now, lest the SaskParty find itself competing with a third option in the next provincial election.
I have worked as both a police officer & in civilian oversight of policing. Police don’t stand down when crimes are being committed unless they’re instructed to. @JustinTrudeau is selective with police independence, just like he was selective about independence of Prosecutions.
— Jamie Mask (@jmask) February 19, 2020
Now this is how you harness media bias and naked bigotry to your advantage.
Related. Someone got a memo.
"Canada is strong because Canadians make it strong" is right up there with "diversity is our strength."
Do better with your sloganeering, Conservatives. I don't think you're blowing anybody's hair back with that one.
— Sheila Gunn Reid (@SheilaGunnReid) January 26, 2020
And just when you thought it couldn’t get stupider.
I am proud of Canada because Canadians make me proud. pic.twitter.com/HSTCUbOGn2
— Peter MacKay (@PeterMacKay) January 25, 2020
I might be wrong, and this might be a tendentious JJ conclusion, but I really get the impression one of the dominant dynamics of the Conservative leadership race will be the yawning void between where the media and CPC consultant/staffer types are, and where the party base is.
— J.J. McCullough (@JJ_McCullough) January 16, 2020
Everything will be big tent hunky dory again: Maybe the biggest question anyone considering entering this race should be asking is if they can handle how this party treats its own.
I was out of radio range when the news broke. Open thread.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has stripped MP Michael Cooper of his spot on the House of Commons justice committee as punishment for Cooper’s angry confrontation with a Muslim witness in hearings dedicated to online hate.
Earlier this week, Cooper told Faisal Khan Suri he should be “ashamed” after he drew a link between “conservative commentators” and the online history of mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette.
Cooper also quoted from the manifesto of the man accused of the mass killings in Christchurch, New Zealand in an attempt to discredit Suri’s testimony.
h/t Ontario John
From the comments: Ironic that a committee that has in its mandate issues surrounding the protection of free speech, is deplatforming a conservative because he asked on what justification a witness before the committee could associate conservatives with the mass murder.
Scheer’s immigration speech followed the same strategy he employed in rolling back his earlier promise to balance the federal budget within two years, by pushing the timeline out to five years.