MP Jim Eglinski Announces He Will Not Run in 2019
January 8, 2018
EDSON: After many hours of consultation with my wife Nancy, family, and close friends, I have decided not to run in the next election. I will continue to serve as your Member of Parliament until the end of my term and/or until the next election is called.
Nancy has always been at my side while in politics, supporting, helping and encouraging me, and she now wants some time for us and our family. I hate to say this but we are getting older every year and with each year that you don’t spend with family is one you tend to look back on with a bit of regret. After 52 years of public service it’s time to retire.
I have spoken to our Leader, Andrew Scheer, who fully understands my reasoning; as a father of 5 he knows how much time this job takes away from those closest to you. My decision was not an easy one to make; my years as your Member of Parliament have been some of the best of my life. I will miss this job and the wonderful colleagues I have had the pleasure of working with. I cannot thank YOU, the constituents and supporters of the riding of Yellowhead, enough and appreciate your understanding of this very difficult decision.