Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 12:35 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 12:35 PM ET

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Parliament Audio 12:35 PM ET

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P03 - (Gerry-Ritz-Resignation) OTTAWA. x-10s. Whatever his plans for retirement, Gerry Ritz says he won't be entering the race to lead the Saskatchewan Party. The long-serving Conservative M-P made the comment today in an interview with The Canadian Press, shortly after announcing he's leaving federal politics. Ritz said he's watching the provincial party leadership closely, and had high praise for outgoing Premier Brad Wall. ("..Brad Wall.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: In a statement posted earlier today on social media, Ritz confirmed he won't be back in the Commons when House business resumes next month. Ritz was first elected in 1997 and continued to hold his Saskatchewan riding for two decades, first as a Reform Party member, then under the Canadian Alliance banner before it merged with the Progressive Conservatives to become the Conservative Party. …

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