Vancouver MP Joyce Murray won’t seek re-election

Vancouver Quadra MP Joyce Murray has announced she will not run again in the next federal election.

Murray is currently serving as the federal minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. She announced her decision to not seek re-election on Twitter Tuesday.

She says the decision came “after much thought and reflection,” adding this term will be her last.

“My work in politics and time serving my community both federally and provincially as an elected official has been the honour of my life,” she said.

“I would like to thank all who made that possible. It has been a privilege to advance work in tackling climate change, nature conservation and improving the lives of Canadians, and I look forward to continue engaging with these challenges.”

Word of Murray’s decision came as other high-profile ministers in the Liberal cabinet also announced they would not be seeking re-election.

Mental Health and Addictions Minister Carolyn Bennett, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, and Public Services and Procurement Minister Helena Jaczek have all announced this week they will not be running in the next federal vote.

This all comes ahead of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau widely expected to shuffle his cabinet in the coming days.

Murray was first elected MP for Vancouver Quadra in 2008. In addition to representing the Ministry of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, she has also served as the minister of Digital Government and president of the Treasury Board.

She immigrated to Canada from South Africa as a child, according to her bio on the federal government’s website. She and her family settled in Vancouver.

-With files from The Canadian Press

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