Two former Conservative cabinet ministers are joining the race for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Former Minister of Labour and Minister for the Status of Women Kellie Leitch has declared her candidacy for the leadership last Wednesday.
She says she brings her experience as a surgeon, professor and longtime party volunteer to the task of presenting Canadians with a renewed conservative vision.
Maxime Bernier, who most recently served the previous government as Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism declared his candidacy on Thursday.
Bernier has long been a champion of supply management in his province, an economic philosophy seemingly out of step with his other more libertarian views about removing government involvement from the private sector.