Long-time Vancouver East MP Libby Davies won't seek reelection in 2015

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      Vancouver East MP Libby Davies is expected to announce she will not run for reelection in 2015

      The NDP deputy leader is scheduled to hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m. today (December 12). Colleagues in parliament such as Minister of Industry James Moore have already taken to Twitter and commented on the news. "Wish @LibbyDavies all the best on the next chapter of her life." Moore wrote there.

      Update: Tweets from the news conference:

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      RUK

      Dec 12, 2014 at 11:30am

      How interesting. People who are interested in having a fiscally responsible rational government that cares about the future more than F35s should be thinking about how and what to do for the next federal election. Libby's riding is as safe an NDP riding as it gets, but do you think that the NDP can win the next federal election? Or is strategic voting too cynical, and people should vote for the party that they actually prefer? Lots to think about....

      In the meantime, many thanks to Libby for her decades of public advocacy.

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      Arthur Vandelay

      Dec 12, 2014 at 11:54am

      She's either ill or, more likely, at odds with Frency Mulcaire's swing to the political middle.

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      ursa minor

      Dec 12, 2014 at 12:07pm

      RUK - The first thing Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair need to do is address the events of the coalition/prorogation episode from five years ago and remind voters that they elect a PARLIAMENT, not a government, and that it's whatever party OR COALITION OF PARTIES that can successfully test the confidence of the House of Commons that gets to govern. Harper's gutless backstabbing of parliamentary democracy has hoodwinked too many Canadians into believing that cooperation among political parties is illegitimate, as opposed to the 'legitimacy' of the elected dictatorship of a majority government.

      Let the system work the way it's supposed to, not the way Republican Conservatives and their ignorant enablers think it should.

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