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A dozen MPs won’t run again in 2019, starting ‘snowball effect’ with more to come, say insiders

By Shruti Shekar      

Three MPs in a week have announced they won’t run in the next election.

A dozen MPs have so far said they're not running again in 2019. They are, from left, top row to bottom: Conservatives Bev Shipley, Dave Van Kesteren, Robert Sopuck, Jim Eglinksi, Brad Trost, and Kellie Leitch; New Democrats Thomas Mulcair, Hélène Laverdière, Romeo Saganash, Kennedy Stewart, and David Christopherson; and Liberal Nicola Di Iorio. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia, Andrew Meade, Shruti Shekar, file, and House of Commons and Twitter photos
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NDP MPs David Christopherson, Hélène Laverdière, and Conservative MP Bev Shipley all announced in the last week they will not seek re-election in 2019, adding to a list that has now reached a dozen, and political insiders expect this is the start of a “snowball effect" of MPs calling it quits in the months to come. The others on the list include: NDP MPs Tom Mulcair, Romeo Saganash, and Kennedy Stewart; Conservative MPs Brad Trost, Kellie Leitch, Jim

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