3 Canada Cabinet Ministers Won't Seek Re-Election
OTTAWA (Dow Jones)--Three Canadian Cabinet ministers won't contest in the
upcoming federal election, including Foreign Minister David Emerson, the
Conservative Party said in a statement Thursday.
Emerson, who was previously International Trade Minister, won the January 2006
election as a Liberal candidate in the Vancouver-Kingsway electoral district in
British Columbia but switched to the Conservatives.
Human Resources Minister Monte Solberg and Fisheries and Oceans Minister
Loyola Hearn also won't seek re-election. They represent electoral districts in
Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador, respectively.
The statement said all three will have "prominent roles" in the upcoming
Prime Minister Stephen Harper will on Sunday call an election for Oct. 14,
according to media reports.
-Nirmala Menon, Dow Jones Newswires; 613-237-0668; email@example.com
Thursday, September 4, 2008
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