'For me that time is now'

Government House Leader Jay Hill won’t seek re-election.

“I’ve always felt that for politicians the time to go is when things are still going well … when you’ve reached the crest of the hill, but before starting down the other side.  For me that time is now,” said Hill.

“I must ensure that those to whom I owe my greatest loyalty and immense gratitude, and who have always been there to support me through seven federal elections and all the years in between, have sufficient time to select the next Conservative candidate for our great constituency.”

“I could not have done this without the tremendous support of constituents, my dedicated staff and my family.  I would also like to thank Prime Minister Stephen Harper, my fellow Cabinet members and my caucus colleagues.  It has been a privilege to work with these distinguished individuals who are committed to serving Canada and our democracy.”