'The morale has sunk to new lows'

Though he won’t officially depart until an election is called, Keith Martin offers a few parting words.

“The morale has sunk to new lows,” he said in an interview Wednesday. “If you want to drive innovation forward Parliament is not the place to do that any more …

“I got into this as a physician, basically to carry a larger stethoscope,” he said. “I was treating individual patients and I thought ‘I’ve got solutions that will help a lot more people.’ And I got into Parliament to implement those solutions … and unfortunately those innovations will not be able to be advanced under the current political climate.”