Veteran Conservative MP Diane Finley resigns seat in House of Commons

OTTAWA — Longtime Conservative MP Diane Finley has resigned her seat in the House of Commons.

Finley announced last summer that she would not seek re-election.

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She told the Commons today that she is resigning, effective immediately.

Finley has represented the Ontario riding of Haldimand-Norfolk since 2004.

She held multiple cabinet posts under former prime minister Stephen Harper.

In Opposition, she was also the liaison between MPs and the national party.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 11, 2021.

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