OTTAWA – Rona Ambrose, Leader of the Official Opposition and interim Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, issued the following statement today on the Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch’s announced exploratory committee for the Conservative Party of Canada leadership: “I, along with all Conservatives, welcome Kellie Leitch’s announcement today to seek the leadership of our Party. Kellie has been a vocal advocate for her constituents, a dynamic member of cabinet and brings a wealth of experience to our Party’s leadership race. “Effective immediately, Members of Parliament Colin Carrie and Rachael Harder will assume the responsibilities of Official Opposition Health Critic and Deputy Health Critic, respectively.”