Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Ted Menzies’ resignation from Parliament
November 6, 2013 ,Ottawa, Ontario
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on Ted Menzies’ departure from Parliament:
“On behalf of the entire Conservative caucus, I would like to thank Ted Menzies for his many years of devoted service to his constituents of Macleod in the Parliament of Canada, and for his tremendous contributions to our Government. Since his election to the House of Commons, Ted has been a strong voice and advocate for Alberta, and a valued member within our caucus.
“Ted was first elected to represent the riding of Macleod in 2004, and was re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2011. With a strong background in agriculture and international trade, Ted has served in a number of key positions, including as the Official Opposition Critic for International Trade and International Cooperation, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, and most recently as Minister of State (Finance). In all of these functions, he has earned the highest respect not just of me, but of all his colleagues in Parliament. Ted’s expertise, insight and exemplary work ethic will certainly be missed as our Government continues to work towards providing economic stability and financial security for Canadians.
“Together with all of his friends and colleagues, Laureen and I would like to extend our personal best wishes to Ted in all of his future endeavours, and thank him for all that he has done for his constituents, the Conservative caucus, and all Canadians.”