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 Justin Trudeau, 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 Justin Trudeau said four byelections will be held Dec. 11 – one each in Newfoundland and Labrador, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
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