Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre won’t be seeking re-election in the next federal election, he announced on his Facebook page on March 12.
“I have valued every moment I have spent in Ottawa, working for Sudburians,” Lefebvre said in his statement. “But the time away from my family these past six years has been difficult, and it’s time someone else earned the chance to serve this great riding.”
Lefebvre was first elected as MP in 2015.
“As Sudbury’s voice in Ottawa, I have worked with many of you to exceed the goals we set in 2015,” he said in the statement.
Lefebvre said he has helped bring more than $500 million in federal investments into the riding of Sudbury, in roads, public transit and active transportation, flood mitigation, public safety, social services, health care, housing, arts and culture, seniors services, trades and employment training, post-secondary research and more.
“We have nurtured the partnerships that made all of this possible and helped raise Sudbury’s profile nationally and internationally,” he said.
Lefebvre said he has worked with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to promote Canada’s mining and minerals sector around the world, and to promote Sudbury’s “exceptional global position as leader in mining and minerals exploration and processing.”
“I look forward to helping elect another Liberal MP as Sudbury’s voice in Ottawa,” said Lefebvre.
“After that, I look forward to resuming my life as a private citizen, as a husband and as a father, as a neighbour and a friend, and as an advocate for all things Sudbury. I am more optimistic than ever about the future of our great city, regardless of the role I play in it.”