Stephanie Cadieux, MP for Surrey South, announces her resignation – Parksville Qualicum Beach News

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Surrey South MPP Stephanie Cadieux has announced she will step down from her post at the end of the month.

The longtime politician, first elected in 2009 from the riding of Surrey-Panorama, released a statement on Monday announcing her decision.

“I am proud to serve Surrey constituents in Surrey-Panorama, Surrey-Cloverdale and most recently Surrey South for the past 13 years. It is with gratitude that I reflect on what has been a tremendous honor not only to serve my community as a member of government and in opposition, but also my province as a cabinet member,” he said. she declared.

“This role has been exciting, challenging and infuriating, often at the same time, but I wholeheartedly believe in our democratic system and our collective ability to build a better future, step by step.”

In the statement, Cadieux noted that she is leaving a legacy as the first woman with a disability to serve in the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council.

“I am happy to leave this legacy, with high hopes of having inspired others in public service,” she said.

Currently, Cadieux is the Opposition Critic for Gender Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion and Sport.

The MP also served as Opposition Critic for ICBC and Finance and Higher Education.

During the Liberals’ tenure in government, she served as Minister of Child and Family Development, Minister of Social Development, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, and Minister of Labour, Citizen Services and Open Government.

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