Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is expected to announce Tuesday that she will resign her seat in the House of Commons this summer. Ambrose is the member for Sturgeon Lake Parkland north of Edmonton. She has been an MP since 2004. Sources have told the Canadian Press she intends to outline her plans in a farewell breakfast speech Tuesday ahead of a planned tribute in the Commons. The Conservative party is currently in the process of picking a new leader with the winner to be announced May 27. Ambrose had always intended to stay serving as an MP during the transition period, though she is already moving out of the Official Opposition leader’s residence of Stornoway.
Jagmeet Singh launched his bid Monday for the leadership of the federal NDP. Mr. Singh was born in Toronto and grew up in Newfoundland and Labrador and later Windsor.