Friday , January 22 2021

Calgary NDP MLA Stephanie McLean resigns after being absent for the fall session



Former Albert's cabinet minister Stephanie McLean has resigned, saying she would not seek re-election.

Premier Rachel Notley released on Facebook just before. Wednesday, she received notification, Calgary-Varsity MLA had resigned from her position.

"We want Stephanie and her family all the best in their future efforts," Notley wrote.

In May, McLean said she would not seek re-election and said she was planning to pursue her legal practice instead. McLean was former minister of status for women and service Alberta.

CBC News has reached McLean's office to comment on why she has opted to resign before an election has been called and if her termination is immediate.

McLean was on leave for the entire autumn session, the speaker's office confirmed to radio canada in November.

The legislator wrapped up his last meeting in 2018 in December, and it is not yet known whether the current legislature will hold a second meeting before the spring elections.

McLean made history as the first MLA in the province to give birth while holding office.


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