Quebec Liberal MP resigns a day after Trudeau announces four byelections

Quebec Liberal MP resigns a day after Trudeau announces four byelections
Quebec Liberal MP resigns a day after Trudeau announces four byelections

A Quebec Liberal MP announced Monday he's quitting politics for family reasons.

Published on: November 6, 2017 | Last Updated: November 6, 2017 9:50 PM EST

Prime Minister , centre, and local MP Denis Lemieux wave as they leave for a boat tour on the Saguenay river on Aug. 25, 2016 in Saguenay. Lemieux announced Monday he's quitting politics for family reasons. Jacques Boissinot / THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A Quebec Liberal MP announced Monday he’s quitting politics for family reasons.

Denis Lemieux, who has represented the riding of Chicoutimi-Le Fjord since 2015, said he made the decision after careful consideration.

He made the announcement in a letter published on his Facebook page.

The resignation came a day after Prime Minister said four byelections will be held Dec. 11 – one each in Newfoundland and Labrador, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

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