Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose expected to announce exit from federal politics – The Globe and Mail

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Rona Ambrose is expected to announce on Tuesday that she is leaving federal
politics, sources tell The Globe and Mail.

The interim leader of the Conservative Party is expected to tell a crowd of
Conservatives at the Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa that she will resign as an
Edmonton MP and will not run in the 2019 election. The news was first reported
by political website iPolitics.

Sources say Ms. Ambrose wanted to make the announcement before the new party
leader is chosen on May 27 to demonstrate that her decision was independent of
who wins the leadership. She will officially resign her seat when the House of
Commons rises for the summer in June, a source said.

There are 13
running for leadership of the party.

More to come.

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