Edmonton-area MP announces plans to leave federal politics
Edmonton MP James Rajotte appears on CTV's Power Play on Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Chandra Lye, CTV Edmonton
Published Sunday, June 14, 2015 5:57PM MDT
An Edmonton-area MP has announced he will be leaving federal politics.
Edmonton-Leduc and Edmonton-Southwest MP James Rajotte issued a statement that he will not be seeking re-election in the next federal election.
He did not indicate a reason for his decision but thanked all of supporters.
“No one gets to Parliament without a team, and I wish to thank the many volunteers and supporters who helped me in each election - and between elections - to ensure success. Their dedication, generosity and the innumerable hours they spent working with me means a great deal.”
Rajotte said he believed the Conservatives have made a difference in Canada.
“Conservative governments have had a meaningful impact on the lives of Canadians, and I am proud to leave Parliament with Canadians better off and our country stronger than when our government took office.
“In the past 15 years, three of my private member's initiatives - on identity theft, Alzheimer's and financial literacy - have been adopted by the House of Commons. I am proud of these achievements and appreciate the substantive action taken in these areas by the government.”
He also thanked his family, friends and colleagues from all political parties.