The Draft Ezra campaign didn’t take very long to get started. The Twitterverse lit up with speculation that the SunTV host and columnist would be recruited to run in the Calgary Centre riding vacated yesterday by Lee Richardson. The long-time Conservative MP announced yesterday that he is leaving federal politics to principal secretary to Alberta Premier Alison Redford.
Tweeting from @Ezra4Centre — “We want to see Ezra run for the conservatives in Calgary Centre! Follow and RT if you agree!” — Levant fans urged the like-minded to join their draft campaign.
As reported at iPolitics.ca, Richardson said he felt “privileged” to have served under former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and current Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
He then left some advice for his fellow MPs.
“While we advocate for different ideas of Canada, we are all Canadians and we all love our country. We would all, I think, do well to remember that and leave the partisan furies at the water’s edge.”