The Conservative MP for Edmonton Centre, Laurie Hawn, has announced his decision of not seeking re-election in the next federal election. The announcement was made in a news release issued on Monday, when Hawn said that “I have been extremely honoured and proud to serve the people of Edmonton Centre and our Government for nearly ten years. I appreciate the confidence that the Prime Minister has shown in me and I have immensely enjoyed being part of a great team of dedicated Canadians, who have brought positive change to Canada.”
Remembering the highlights of his time in Parliament, 30-year Air Force veteran, Hawn, recalled his time in the Canadian Forces and his many visits to Afghanistan, including five Christmases with the troops. Hawn, who will be 68-year-old in the next general election, stated that “our men and women in uniform have brought great benefit to people around the world and great credit to Canada. They deserve our gratitude and support while they serve and after they retire.”
Hawn mentioned that “my wife, Judy, and I will have been working for a century between us and she will have taken a back seat to my careers for 47 years. It is time that I put her and our family in the front seat. You simply can’t do this job without family support. I do look forward to continuing to serve my community in other ways, and sincerely thank the people of Edmonton Centre for their trust and support, as well as my staff, board and volunteers for their hard work and loyalty.”
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