House Speaker & Liberal MP Peter Milliken WON'T RUN in next election
This is HUGE... add another one to the seat count for the Tories. We've been closing the gap with each election, so perhaps he simply saw the writing on the wall and decided to go out on his own timetable.
Commons Speaker Milliken won't run again
Friday, June 25, 2010 | 4:02 PM ET
Peter Milliken, Speaker of the House of Commons longer than anyone else in parliamentary history, won't run for re-election, CBC News has learned.
Milliken was first elected in 1988 as a Liberal and has been the Commons Speaker since 2001.
Peter Milliken has been Speaker of the House of Commons since 2001.Peter Milliken has been Speaker of the House of Commons since 2001. (Tom Hanson/Canadian Press)
"He's made the decision that he's not going to run again in the next election, which could foreseeably be as far off as 2012," the CBC's Rosemary Barton reported.