Former prime minister Stephen Harper will resign Friday as a member of parliament.
Harper will do so in the morning, 10 months after he lost the federal election and stepped down as Conservative party leader.
But the 57-year-old had chosen to stay on as an MP for his Calgary riding and routinely showed up for votes in the House of Commons over the last few months.
Harper was first elected as a Reform MP in 1993.
Harper will now make a move into consulting on international issues.
(The Canadian Press)