Federal election: a liberal member not a candidate to his re-election

Scrutin fédéral: une députée libérale pas candidate à sa réélection

WHITBY — The liberal mp from Whitby, Ontario, Celina Caesar-Chavannes, will not be candidate for his re-election at the next federal election in October.

In a statement shared on Twitter on Saturday, one that was a new representative in 2015 has indicated that it was a “personal decision”, based on several factors.

She was said to have informed the prime minister Justin Trudeau for his decision on the 12th of February, although his thinking had begun before this date.

“Over the last three and a half years, I have had the chance to work with some of the colleagues are fantastic, to debate policy, to put forward ideas and influence of great projects of law which will have real impacts and positive effects on families all across the country, she wrote. It is an honour that I have never taken for granted, and that I will not forget anytime soon. That is why this announcement is incredibly difficult for me to do.”

Ms. Caesar-Chavannes was keen to stress that his departure is not linked to the controversy surrounding SNC-Lavalin. The liberal government is at the heart of a chaotic policy in the wake of revelations that Mr. Trudeau and some of his advisors have attempted to exert pressure on Ms. Wilson-Raybould to ensure that SNC-Lavalin should not be subject to prosecution to the criminal.

“I have enormous respect for Ms. Wilson-Raybould and this will never change,” she argued.

Following the resignation of the minister, last month, Ms. Caesar-Chavannes had heavily covered with praise, saying “fierce, intelligent and frank”.

Rivalry with Maxime Bernier

The mp, who is Black, has also expressed strong views on racial questions. In may 2018, it was appealed with the mp Maxime Bernier, who had been accused of thinking that “the world revolves around the color of [his] skin”.

Ms. Caesar-Chavannes had replied that “contrary to [him, she was] able to focus on the policies while questioning the status quo and increasing the awareness.”

This was not the first time that the two deputies were arguing online. In march, 2018, Ms. Caesar-Chavannes had excused Mr. Bernier after telling him to “admit his state of privileged and shut up” during a discussion on the financing of minority communities.

Mr. Bernier did not seem open to the idea, stating to his colleague that he was not able to find “common ground” with it.

On Saturday, Ms. Caesar-Chavannes said that even if she leaves her post as mp, she hopes she has inspired others to get involved.

“Then I move on to other adventures, and that I separate myself from this role in policy, be aware that I will not be far away, she assured. I will continue to push the boundaries, to dismantle the status quo and breaking glass ceilings.”

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