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Collingwood Doctor Vying for Simcoe Grey federal Conservative nomination

Regional | by Mariane McLeod  

Dr. Gillian Yeates says she brings a different perspective to party

A doctor from Collingwood has begun the process of trying to replace Simcoe-Grey's MP as the Conservative Party's candidate in the next federal election.

Dr. Gillian Yeates says she wants to provide a choice to Conservatives in the riding.

The current MP, Dr. Kellie Leitch, ran a divisive leadership campaign, calling for a test for Canadian Values for immigrants.

Yeates is a first-generation Canadian whose parents came to Canada from Tanzania when she was 3 years old. She got a hockey scholarship to Harvard and is an OBGYN. 

Yeates says if she becomes the nominee and wins the election, she already has a plan in place to make sure her patients are cared for.

There's no word on when a nomination challenge meeting might be held. The next federal election is slated for October of 2019.

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