D’Arcy-McGee Liberal MP David Birnbaum announced Monday that he will not be a candidate in the provincial election next fall.
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“I am announcing that I will not be seeking another mandate from the voters of D’Arcy-McGee on October 3, 2022. It is after a long reflection and with great emotion that I have informed our Leader of my decision. . Political life is at the same time fascinating, demanding, rewarding and stimulating. I have never experienced so many of these moments in the 58 years of life that preceded my eight years as a Liberal MP,” Birnbaum said in a statement.
The leader of the Quebec Liberal Party, Dominique Anglade, made a point of highlighting his political contribution: “For the past eight years, he has put his heart into defending the interests of the residents of D’Arcy-McGee. David is an elected official committed to his community. (…) He will also have greatly contributed to the debates on mental health and for medical assistance in dying. In my name and for all of your colleagues, you will be missed.
Asked last September whether he would stand for re-election, David Birnbaum had nevertheless indicated that “it was his plan”.