March 29, 2023

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Candice Bergen has left politics

In a video she posted on Twitter on Wednesday, Candice Bergen explains that she announced the news to her fellow Conservative MPs at their weekly caucus meeting on Wednesday morning.

Candice Bergen, 58, has represented this rural, conservative Manitoba riding since 2008 when the Conservatives began a second term as leader of a minority government.

Thank you to all my colleagues on both sides of the House. Regardless of your political leanings, I’m very proud of the work we do here, and I’ll miss this place.He says in the video.

I choose to quit now, not because I’m tired and out of energy. In fact, it’s the opposite: I’m hopeful and re-energized. [Je suis] Our caucus has confidence in a strong and united Conservative Party and under the courageous and principled leadership of my friend Pierre Boilivre.she adds.

The announcement comes nearly a year after Erin O’Toole took over as interim chairman of the CPC following the ouster of party leadership.

Candidates for his succession

Last September, he announced that he would not seek re-election in the next federal election.

In her post on Wednesday, she didn’t say what her plans are for the future, just saying that The best is yet to come.

When the party caucus was divided under Erin O’Toole, several MPs helped Candice Bergen unify.

She asked for a caucus, a respectable caucus, and a caucus that is unified around our core principles that we are conservatives.said Manitoba MP James Besson.

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Manitoba should have a by-election soon. Several have already expressed interest in replacing him, including Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen, who announced last week that he was resigning from his position in the legislature.

I thank her for her many years of service.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said during a press conference Wednesday.

In addition to the riding of Portage-Lisker, Manitoba will have another federal by-election this year in the riding of Winnipeg South Center following the death of Jim Carr last year.