Meanwhile, CTV's Don Martin has this incisive assessment of her efforts:
And as to her claim that her immigration stance is resonating with the public, well, Star readers have a different view, and are especially pained that her pandering to the extreme right has led her to advertise on Breitbart, about which I recently posted:
Re: Conservative MP Leitch runs ads on Breitbart site, Feb. 25The soul of a nation is not something to be trifled with, a fact that Kellie Leitch seems wholly incapable of appreciating.
When conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch runs ads on the U.S. Breitbart News website, it is time to screen Leitch for her “Canadian values.”
The ultra-conservative and white supremacist views expressed and promoted by the Breitbart News organization bear no relation to and are not synonymous with “Canadian values.” Since “Canadian values” is what Leitch is claiming to protect, it is only fair — and possibly urgent — that her views be scrutinized, i.e. “screened.”
Peter Krysmanski, Oakville
I am so disgusted to see that Kellie Leitch has bought advertising on Breitbart News. What Canadian values does that organization represent? Absolutely none.
The alt-right is not my Canada and obviously does not represent the majority of Canadians given support for Justin Trudeau. Kellie has no place in my Canada.
Tom Byers, Cambridge, Ont.
UPDATE: Mark Critch of This Hour Has 22 Minutes clearly has Ms Leitch's number: