On Monday, Global News radio host Danielle Smith announced that she would be departing from her long-held position.

In an op-ed announcing her departure, Smith cites a growing readiness for people to abandon their freedoms and a culture of political correctness as some of the reasons behind her decision. 

“It will be no surprise to you that I am gravely troubled by how easily most in our society have chosen to give up on freedom. Free enterprise, freedom of religion and conscience, free assembly, freedom of movement, freedom of the press. Freedom of speech, in particular, is in a dire state,” wrote Smith. 

“Unfortunately over the last few years far too many topics have become unchallengeable and the mob of political correctness thinks nothing of destroying a person’s career and reputation over some perceived slight, real or imagined. I’ve found that as a result there are many topics I simply choose not to cover anymore.” 

Smith, who was the former leader of the Wildrose Party until 2014, also served as an Alberta Progressive Conservative MLA for the riding of Highwood until 2015. 

In her letter, Smith encouraged fans to follow her at her website www.daniellesmith.ca where they can keep up to date with her future plans. 

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