PETER MACKAY DECIDES ''NOT TO RUN'' IN NEXT FEDERAL ELECTION

Nov 02, 2020

By Bob Komsic

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After much reflection the past two months, following his second-place finish in for the Conservative leadership, Peter MacKay says he’s made the ”difficult decision not to run in the next federal election.”
The former Harper defence minister thanked his family and supporters from Nova Scotia for backing him in past campaigns for Parliament and for the party leadership.
MacKay also spoke with Tory Leader Erin O’Toole earlier in the day.
”I expressed my ongoing commitment to our party and to doing everything I can to ensure that the next election results in a Conservative victory, with Prime Minister Erin O’Toole at the helm.”
MacKay cited the pandemic and ”ring rust” from being out of politics for five years among the reasons for finishing runner-up in the leadership campaign. 
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