This week she announced she would run for the Liberal candidacy in Ahuntsic-Cartierville.
It was not well-received by the other Liberal candidates in the hotly contested riding. And even if she were to win the Liberal nomination, she'd have to go up against incumbent Maria Mourani, the former Bloc-turned-NDP MP for the riding.
She explained her reversal on federal politics to CBC Daybreak host Mike Finnerty on Wednesday.
"I have the choice of staying on the bench or going back into the action, and I’m a woman of action and that’s exactly what I want to do," Joly says. Listen here for more: