Betting that Canadian Conservatives will turn down Trump-style politics, federal Tory ledership candidate Lisa Raitt’s launched an attack against two of her rivals.
The Milton MP is accusing Simcoe-Grey MP Kellie Leitch and celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary of ”antics,” ”theatrics” and ”cheap talk,” that are setting up the party to lose the next federal election.
Raitt, a former cabinet minister in Stephen Harper’s government, has launched a website stopkevinoleary.com.
While the website focuses on O’Leary, who has not yet officially entered the race, Raitt says those opposed to Leitch’s anti-immigrant politics are also welcome to join her campaign.
Responding to the website, O’Leary says attacks against him are finally bringing badly needed excitement to the race.
He says his exploratory committee’s received some 22,000 responses since launching the website, OlearyforCanada.ca and will decide ”soon” if he’ll enter the race.
The deadline to register is February 24, with the winner to be selected by the party May 27.