(Ottawa) The Canadian press has learned that Catherine McKenna, the Minister of Infrastructure, has decided not to run for re-election in the upcoming federal elections.
His unexpected decision to leave Ottawa Center Riding could open a door for former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney if he wants to compete for the Liberal ranks.
He was not committed to doing so, but promised to do all he could to support training at the Liberal Party of Canada Virtual Convention.
She will announce her decision at a press conference on Monday, but the Canadian press has already received a copy of her speech.
OmTo me McKenna says she was promised two things when she entered federal politics: always stand up for her faith and leave when she achieved what she wanted to do.
The minister said he wants to spend more time with his three children. It also hopes to be dedicated to the fight against climate change.
She announced her decision to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday. She suggested that he continue in the post of infrastructure minister until elections are called.
No party was told to go to the polls during the epidemic, but everyone is seriously preparing for the next election. Mr. Trudeau seems to be paving the way for ending his minority government this summer.
49 years, omTo me McKenna was elected for the first time, snatching the NDP seat in the 2015 federal election. She quadrupled her majority in the 2019 election.
As Minister of the Environment, she oversaw the implementation of the carbon emissions tax imposed by the government of Justin Trudeau.
Following the Liberal victory in 2019, the Prime Minister transferred him to infrastructure and entrusted him with the responsibility of financing green projects in order to allow the country to achieve its greenhouse gas reduction goals.
OmTo me McKenna plans to use her platform on Monday to encourage young women to get into politics, saying not to be afraid and that she will always be there to encourage them.
She recommends going into politics to do something, not who they are. According to her, there are many reasons why you may not like this adventure, but in politics you can make a big difference to people.