Au revoir, Mr. Siksay

After the House adjourned yesterday, the NDP’s Bill Siksay quietly announced he won’t be seeking reelection.

This does not mean that I am abandoning Bill C389 and the struggle for full and explicit human rights for transsexual and transgender Canadians. I will continue to work hard to get the Bill through the House and off to the Senate before an election … One of the highlights of my time as an MP will always be my work with the transsexual and transgender communities. You’ve taught me so much about our humanity for which I am very thankful.

An astute reader notes below that Mr. Siksay was apparently the first openly gay man elected to the House of Commons as a non-incumbent.