Sources have said interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose will not to run for re-election in 2019, adding she will likely wrap up her term as MP as early as June of this year.
Premier Brad Wall says he is thankful for her service for the federal conservatives both in power and as a member of opposition since the Harper government lost power.
“She did a great job as a leader of the opposition. I think there were many conservatives across the country who were hoping she would run for the job permanently,” Wall said.
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An Alberta M-P since 2004, Ambrose has been the temporary head of the party since the fall of 2015.
The Conservative party’s leadership campaign is winding down, with the winner to be announced May 27th.
Ambrose scored possibly her final victory as interim leader yesterday when the Trudeau Liberal government decided to support her private member’s bill that would require judges to undergo comprehensive training in sexual-assault law