Rona Ambrose set to leave federal politics

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Rona Ambrose set to leave federal politics

Announcement by interim Conservative leader to be made Tuesday

May 15, 2017

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose is leaving federal politics, CBC News has confirmed.

The Edmonton MP will make the announcement Tuesday in Ottawa, sources tell CBC News. Ambrose informed the Conservative Party of her decision on Friday. The news was first reported Monday by iPolitics.

Conservatives are to pick their new leader at a convention on May 27 and Ambrose is expected to stay on as interim leader until then.

She will step down as MP after the spring sitting of Parliament ends in June, sources who spoke to CBC News on condition of anonymity said.


When I first glanced at the thread title, I unaccountably absorbed this: "Rona Ambrose set to leave federal prison." And my distracted brain responded, "Why so soon?" Oh well. Time for a drink.


Bottom's up!