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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Yet another Liberal MP who won't be running

This is not good news for Mr. Dion... yet another current Liberal MP will not be running in the next election. This time, it's former Cabinet Minister, Stephen Owen.
Former liberal cabinet minister decides not to run in next federal election
CanWest News Service
Published: Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Liberal leader Stephane Dion suffered a blow yesterday with the surprise announcement that former Cabinet minister Stephen Owen won't run in the next federal election.

Mr. Owen, the former B.C. ombudsman who was considered a prize catch when he was recruited by the Liberals, has easily taken the Vancouver Quadra riding in the last three federal elections. The former public works minister supported Michael Ignatieff in last year's Liberal leadership campaign but said he is loyal to his new leader.

Mr. Owen, 58, who was first elected to Parliament in November, 2000, said he never planned to be a "career politician" but isn't yet sure what he'll do after the next election.
Does anyone have a list of MP's, Tory or Liberal, who will not be running again?

Here's the ones I know thus far...

Paul Martin (Lasalle-Emard, QC)
Stephen Owen (Vancouver Quadra, BC)
Jean Lappier (Outremont, QC)
Brenda Chamerlain (Guelph, ON)
Raymond Bonin (Nickel Belt, ON)
Bill Graham (Toronto Centre, ON - annc. Feb 2007)
Andy Scott (Fredericton, NB - annc. Mar. 5, 2007)
Joe McGuire (Egmont, PEI - annc. Mar. 7, 2007)
Jim Peterson (Willowdale, ON - annc. Mar. 7, 2007)
Paul Steckle (Huron-Bruce, ON - annc. Mar. 7, 2007)
Nancy Karetak-Lindell (Nunavut, annc. Dec. 22, 2006)
Joe Commuzi (March 21, 2007 - kinda hard to run again when you get the boot, eh?)
Tom Wappel (Scarborough West, ON - annc. March 23, 2007)
Bill Matthews (Random-Burin-St. George, NL - annc. Apr. 3, 2007)
Lucienne Robillard (Westmount-Ville-Marie, QC - annc. Apr. 4, 2007 - h/t Phantom Observer)
Gary Merasty (Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River, SK - annc. July 11, 2007)
Blair Wilson (West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast, BC - resigned Oct. 28, 2007)
John Godfrey (Don Valley West, ON - Annc. Nov 26, 2007)
Roy Cullen (Etobicoke North, ON - Annc. Feb 21, 2008)


Brian Fitzpatrick (Prince Albert, SK)
John Williams (Edmonton-St. Albert, AB)
Ken Epp (Edmonton-Sherwood Park, AB)
Normal Doyle (St. John's East)
Myron Thompson (Wild Rose, AB - announced June 18, 2007)
Art Hanger (Calgary Northeast, AB - announced October 10, 2007)
Brian Pallister (Portage-Lisgar, MB - announced Jan. 9, 2008)


Bill Blaikie (Elmwood-Transcona, MN)
Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NS - annc. June 2, 2008)

Maka Kotto (May 5, 2008, due to Quebec provincial by-election which he won on May 12, 2008)

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  • At Wed. Feb. 07, 10:25:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Calgary Junkie said…

    John Williams of Edmonton St. Albert--one of my top five favorite CPC MPs

  • At Thu. Feb. 08, 10:41:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Prince Albert has been moved from BC and is now in SASK. They did not like the mountains. Said it interfered with their view.

  • At Fri. Feb. 09, 09:30:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    LOL... was late when I posted that. Thanks for the correction.

  • At Thu. Mar. 08, 06:06:00 p.m. EST, Blogger PlaidShirt said…

    You missed Yvan Loubier from the BQ.

  • At Thu. Mar. 08, 06:11:00 p.m. EST, Blogger PlaidShirt said…

    Have a look at my running list here

  • At Thu. Mar. 15, 11:50:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger PlaidShirt said…

    Liberals Abandon A Sinking Ship

    By the time of the 1993 federal election, the Progressive Conservative Party had melted down. Despite the short lived boost in the polls that Kim Campbell had given the party, it was clear it was headed for an historic defeat. The clearest indication of the coming defeat was the mass of PC MPs who were leaving politics or even the PC party itself.

    In the 5 years from the 1988 to the 1993 election, 70 out 169 MPs, 41% were no longer standing for re-election for the PC Party. Despite the brave words during the campaign, those who knew best had found better things to do than try for re-election as Tories. They took patronage appointments, they joined other parties, they retired from politics and took jobs in the private sector or simply to spend more time with their families.

    The historic number of “retirements” foreshadowed an historic defeat. It was unique in Canadian history and we would never see it again. Or so we thought.

    Undetected by the Ottawa Press Gallery, without comment from political pundits, beneath the noses of the Canadian public, there has been an historic number of Liberal “retirements”. In the last 5 years, 75 out of 172 Liberal MPs, 44% have left or have announced that they will leave their jobs as Liberal MPs. This does not count all the Liberal MPs who have lost their seats in the 2004 and 2006 elections. In the last 5 years, 75 Liberal MPs have “taken patronage appointments, joined other parties, retired from politics and took jobs in the private sector or simply to spend more time with their families.”

  • At Sat. Mar. 24, 11:23:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Norman Doyle is retiring from the CPC. So is Bill Blaikie, from the NDP.

    They keep a very detailed list in the wikipedia "next federal election" column.


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