MP Guy Lauzon announces retirement

BONVILLE – Five-term member of Parliament for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, Guy Lauzon, announced his retirement after serving as MP for the past 15 years. Lauzon made the announcement at the local Conservative Party of Canada riding association’s annual general meeting held in Bonville, just north of Cornwall, Saturday morning.

“There is nobody I’ve ever met that has worked harder and more passionately than Guy,” said former North Dundas mayor Eric Duncan on Facebook.

He will serve out the remainder of his term until the October general election.

““I am grateful to the constituents of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry who have shown their confidence in me for the past 15 years. This has been the greatest and most rewarding job I have ever had,” said Lauzon in a release after the meeting.

Lauzon, 74, was nominated as the local Conservative party candidate for the upcoming election in December 2017.

He was first elected MP in 2004, defeating Liberal MP Bob Kilger. Lauzon served as Conservative caucus chair under the Stephen Harper government.

The riding association will hold a nomination meeting later this spring.

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