Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement on the Hon. Dr. Kellie Leitch:
"On behalf of Canada's Conservatives, I would like to acknowledge and thank Kellie for her dedicated service to the Conservative Party of Canada and her constituents."
"A celebrated paediatric orthopaedic surgeon, community volunteer and committed Conservative, Kellie has been a strong voice for her constituents in Simcoe-Grey, and a valued member of the Conservative team in and out of government.
"Bringing her unique background in medicine to public life, Kellie was instrumental in developing the Children's Fitness Tax Credit, an important benefit for families that was a major legacy of our previous Conservative Government.
"We have all come to greatly respect Kellie's experience, ability and passion for public service. As she completes her term as a Member of Parliament and prepares for the next chapter of her life, we wish her all the best."