Conservative Party leadership candidate Kellie Leitch’s pledge to “drain the canal” has caught the ire of some on social media.
Leitch’s version of Donald Trump’s “drain the swamp” slogan appeared Saturday in an email to supporters, Metro News reported. In it, she promises to “drain the Canal of the influence paddlers and lobbyists.”
Of course, this caught the attention of many in Ottawa and across the country – the canal is, after all, a cherished landmark.
.@KellieLeitch They drain the Canal every year.
— robert hiltz (@robert_hiltz) January 8, 2017
— Melissa Royle (@melissaroyle) January 8, 2017
— ❄️Graham Chivers🇨🇦 (@deepgreendesign) January 8, 2017
Everything about this is funny. https://t.co/Jg8oBH37Ia
— Justin Ling (@Justin_Ling) January 9, 2017
Kellie Leitch: "Drain the canal."
— Mike Gibbs (@Mikeggibbs) January 8, 2017
— Justan Suss (@JustanSuss) January 9, 2017