MP Mark Warawa Announces His Retirement after 29 years of Public Service

January 21, 2019

LANGLEY, BC—Today, five-term Conservative Member of Parliament, Mark Warawa, announced he will not run in the upcoming federal election. “It has been an incredible honour to represent the communities I love and call home, first as an Abbotsford City Councillor for 14 years, then as the MP for Langley (now Langley—Aldergrove) since 2004. I have truly loved advocating for my community, and reflect proudly on the last 29 wonderful and productive years. My wife, Diane, and I now believe the right time for me to leave politics is at the end of this Parliament in October 2019.”

 

“Through my work as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Seniors, I have come to understand the essential support our growing seniors’ population requires. I plan to focus my energy after politics to help create timely access to quality hospice palliative care in Canada. Tragically, hospice palliative care is currently unavailable to 85% of Canadians who need it.”

 

On Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, MP Warawa couldn’t be happier: “I am thrilled that he is running to be Canada’s next Prime Minister. Andrew Scheer has 100% of my support. I have worked with him since 2004, and know him to be a man of integrity and wisdom. He is the person that Canada desperately needs to end the years of failure and out-of-control spending by Justin Trudeau’s government.”

 

“I will continue to work hard as the MP for Langley—Aldergrove until the next election. I am blessed to work with incredible people in my offices and thank them for their years of service. I also thank the wonderful people of Langley—Aldergrove for the honour of serving as their MP.” “I look forward to spending more time with my beautiful wife, Diane, our children and grandchildren.”

Mark Warawa