Tory leadership hopeful's campaign manager quits

The campaign manager for Conservative leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch has resigned after being the centre of some recent controversies.

Nick Kouvalis posted on Facebook that he is quitting because it has become clear he has become a distraction to Leitch's campaign.

He says a campaign should be about the candidate and not the conduct of the candidate's staff.

 

Kouvalis said last month that he posted false information about the governing Liberals in an effort to draw out left-leaning voters.

Last year Kouvalis tweeted a list of ``billions'' of dollars Justin Trudeau's Liberal government had supposedly given to international aid organizations in the last year, including $351 million for the designated terrorist group Hamas.

He later said the information was false, telling Maclean's magazine that he posted it ``to make the left go nuts.''