The Conservative backbencher responsible for a controversial union disclosure bill, Russ Hiebert, has recently mentioned his decision in a written statement of not seek re-election in the coming general elections. The Member of Parliament for the British Columbia riding of South Surrey–White Rock–Cloverdale, Russ Hiebert, made the announcement on Thursday amid pressure from the Conservative caucus to decide if its MPs would run again as the party prepares for the next federal election campaign.
In his elaborate written statement, Mr. Hiebert mentioned that he feels it’s time for him to return to a career in law. He said that “it has never been my ambition to be a career politician. While I am proud of the difference I have been able to make in Ottawa, both as an MP and as part of the Conservative government, it will soon be time for my family and me to move on to new challenges.” 45-year-old Mr. Hiebert added that he is “grateful for the strong leadership of Prime Minister Harper.”