Statement from Souris-Elmira MLA Colin LaVie

Souris-Elmira MLA and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Colin LaVie today issued the following statement:

“Earlier this month I proudly announced my intention to re-offer as the PC candidate for District 1, Souris-Elmira. However, after consideration with my physician and my family I have come to the difficult decision that I will not be able to continue on in my role as an MLA and candidate. 

This was not an easy decision for me to arrive at but it was the best decision for my health and my family. Premier King and my Caucus colleagues have been nothing but supportive and I thank them for that.

It has been an absolute honour and privilege to serve the people of Souris-Elmira since 2011 and as Speaker of the Legislature since 2019. Three times the people of Souris-Elmira put their trust in me to be their voice as their MLA and I will always be grateful for that trust.”