Rona Ambrose set to leave federal politics

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Rona Ambrose set to leave federal politics

Announcement by interim Conservative leader to be made Tuesday

CBC News Posted: May 15, 2017 4:42 PM ET Last Updated: May 15, 2017 4:53 PM ET

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose will announce Tuesday she is stepping down as an MP.

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose will announce Tuesday she is stepping down as an MP. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

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Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose is leaving federal politics, CBC News has confirmed.

The Edmonton MP will make the announcement Tuesday in Ottawa, sources tell CBC News. Ambrose informed the Conservative Party of her decision on Friday. The news was first reported Monday by iPolitics.

Conservatives are to pick their new leader at a convention on May 27 and Ambrose is expected to stay on as interim leader until then.

She will step down as MP after the spring sitting of Parliament ends in June, sources who spoke to CBC News on condition of anonymity said.

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