After six years because the Liberal Member of Parliament for Sudbury, Paul Lefebvre introduced Friday he will not search re-election within the subsequent federal vote.
“I’ve valued each second I’ve spent in Ottawa, working for Sudburians,” Lefebvre in an announcement on social media. “However the time away from my household these previous six years has been tough, and it’s time another person earned the prospect to serve this nice using.
“Because of this, I’ve determined I can’t search re-election when this time period of Parliament is dissolved.”
He mentioned he would work to elect one other Liberal MP in Sudbury when the following vote known as.
“After that, I look ahead to resuming my life as a personal citizen, as a husband and a father, as a neighbour and a buddy, and as an advocate for all issues Sudbury,” Lefebvre mentioned. “I’m extra optimistic than ever about the way forward for our nice metropolis, whatever the position I play in it.”
Lefebvre, a tax lawyer and enterprise proprietor earlier than getting into politics, was first elected in 2015 when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau swept to energy with a majority authorities. He was re-elected within the 2019 election, when Trudeau’s authorities was lowered to a minority. Lefebvre is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Pure Assets.
“It has been a relentless ambition of mine to serve the group of Sudbury that I’m so proud and lucky to name house,” Lefebvre mentioned in his assertion. “We’ve introduced greater than $500 million in federal investments into the using of Sudbury … in roads, public transit and energetic transportation, flood mitigation, public security, social providers, well being care, housing, arts and tradition, seniors providers, trades and employment coaching, post-secondary analysis … and a lot extra. We’ve nurtured the partnerships that made all of this attainable and helped elevate Sudbury’s profile nationally and internationally.”
He mentioned he was proud to be a member of “Workforce Trudeau,” to advertise Canada’s mining and minerals sector world wide.
“And I’ve labored to advertise Sudbury’s distinctive international place as chief in mining and minerals exploration and processing,” Lefebvre mentioned. “This latter level is particularly vital given the main position Canada’s useful resource sector will play within the essential race to decarbonize our financial system.”