Day won’t seek re-election

MP Stockwell Day has represented Okanagan Coquihalla since 2000. He will not seek re-election when this term is finished.

When the next federal election is called, Okanagan Coquihalla MP Stockwell Day will not be listed on the ballot.

On March 11, Day announced he will be stepping down from his role in federal politics at the end of this term.

“Now, after 14 years in provincial government and almost 11 years at the federal level it is time to move on. I hereby announce that I will not be seeking re-election at the end of this mandate,” he said in a news release. “Though there would be exciting and satisfying days ahead in public office, after prayerful consideration, Valorie and I feel at peace with our decision.”

Day has spent 25 years in politics, at the provincial level in Alberta and at the federal level in British Columbia.

From 1986 to 2000, he was the Progressive Conservative legislative member for Red Deer North in Alberta.

Among his roles in the Alberta provincial government were chief whip, government house leader, Minister of Labour, Minister of Social Services and Minister of Finance and acting premier.

In July, 2000, he was elected as the first leader of the Canadian Alliance.

He was elected as Member of Parliament for Okanagan Coquihalla in September, 2000 has has retained his seat since then.

in 2002, Day was replaced by Stephen Harper as leader of the Canadian Alliance, but was appointed Foreign Affairs Critic for the party.

He continued to serve in that capacity in the newly formed Conservative Party of Canada.

Day has also served as the Federal Minister for Public Safety, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway and in most recently was named President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia Pacific Gateway.

 

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