Ted Hsu Will Not Run for Re-Election in 2015

Published on: 2014/08/07 - in Featured News

This morning, Kingston and the Islands M.P Ted Hsu issued the following statement to explain why he has decided to not run for re-election in 2015:

Since my election in 2011, it has been an honour and a privilege to serve my country and the people of Kingston and the Islands as your Member of Parliament. My original reason for entering political life still guides me: Our children deserve to inherit our world without the troubles we have created.

As a husband, and father of two young daughters, I have been especially sensitive to the accumulated burdens that political life has placed on my own family — which is why I have chosen not to run for re-election in 2015. I hope to return to political life when my children are older.

I will serve and energetically represent my constituents until the end of my term as MP, and look forward to accomplishing as much as possible in the coming year. I enjoy this job and will continue to approach it with as much fervour as I did when I was first elected.

Thereafter, I will continue to actively pursue the same goals that inspired my entry into politics. I will just do it closer to the home front.

I wish to thank those who have helped me along this political journey. As I have served, my family has served with me and shared in the sacrifices necessary to earn this office and perform its functions. I thank them for their service to Canada.

I also want to thank my extended family and friends and, beyond them, all who have made it possible for me to serve as a Member of Parliament: my office staff and volunteers, the Liberal riding association, campaign workers, donors, and supporters, as well as Liberal caucus colleagues and staff in Ottawa. All of these people have served Canada alongside me and I thank them.


Photo source: TedHsu.ca