Conservatives’ Kimberly Fawcett-Smith targets cabinet minister Bill Blair

“Still fit to fight.”

Fighting is nothing new for the a former Canadian Air Force officer who was preparing for deployment to Afghanistan in 2006 when she lost her son, baby Keiran, and a leg in a vehicle accident.

On May 30, she retired from the Canadian Forces to run against Blair — a former Toronto Police chief — to make “meaningful changes.”

“I want to run because I have the leadership, experience and the training to handle myself,” she added. “I don’t think the riding has had good

When she returned to duty after her accident, she became the first woman to serve in Afghanistan with a prosthetic leg.

She loves her riding as it is home to Variety Village, a perfect place for the medal-winning  para-triathlete to train.