File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS NDP MP Christine Moore will not run for re-election in the fall

NDP MP Christine Moore decides not to seek re-election this fall

OTTAWA — NDP MP Christine Moore will not run for re-election in the fall, she announced Friday.

The representative for Abitibi-Témiscamingue said she will continue to advocate for progressive values, but will do so “in a different way, and not as a member of Parliament.”

Moore said being an MP is incredibly demanding and all the more so “when faced every day with the inertia and hypocrisy of old political parties.” She criticized the current Liberal government for positioning itself as “a defender of the status quo” and not being open to doing politics differently.

A nurse before entering politics, Moore was one of the dozens of Quebec New Democrats elected in the “Orange Wave” of 2011, when she defeated three-term Bloc Québécois MP Marc Lemay by nearly 20 percentage points.

During her time in the Official Opposition, Moore served in a series of critic or deputy critic roles, including critic for national defence.

Moore won re-election by a margin of about 12 percentage points in the 2015 federal election, and serves as the NDP’s rural-affairs critic.

In 2018, she accused two Liberal MPs of harassment, resulting in their suspension and eventual expulsion from caucus.

Later last year, Moore was herself accused of having a non-consensual encounter with a Canadian Forces member, though Moore claimed they had a romantic relationship and an NDP investigation exonerated her.

With Moore’s announcement, 11 sitting NDP MPs have announced they will not seek re-election. Three other NDP MPs — former leader Thomas Mulcair, Kennedy Stewart and Sheila Malcolmson — have already resigned their seats.

Moore concluded her announcement by thanking former NDP leader Jack Layton and former party president Rebecca Blaikie for bringing her into politics.

Just Posted

Huge crowds gathering in downtown Toronto for Raptors parade, rally

TORONTO — Jubilant Raptors fans decked out in the team’s gear are… Continue reading

Boeing says ‘sorry’ for Max crashes, seeks renewed trust

LE BOURGET, France — Boeing executives apologized Monday to airlines and families… Continue reading

Protesters demand embattled Hong Kong leader resign

HONG KONG — Demonstrators in Hong Kong gathered Monday outside the office… Continue reading

After harsh Twitter exchanges, Senate will look at new social media policy

OTTAWA — An independent senator is on a mission to get members… Continue reading

Alberta energy war room must avoid online morass, preaching to choir: experts

CALGARY — Tzeporah Berman only learned of her cameo appearance at an… Continue reading

Pro-pipelines rally draws crowd to City Hall

Canadian Taxpayers Federation says Canada missing out on billions in revenue

Canadian sports fans have changed since the Blue Jays’ World Series wins

TORONTO — After more than a quarter century since one of the… Continue reading

Henderson wins Meijer LPGA to break Canadian victory record

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Brooke Henderson won the Meijer LPGA Classic on… Continue reading

Franchise fatigue continues with ‘Men in Black’ and ‘Shaft’

LOS ANGELES — Brand familiarity isn’t everything when it comes to attracting… Continue reading

‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

NEW YORK — A decade after seemingly wrapping up “The Hunger Games,”… Continue reading

Federal cabinet decision on fate of Trans Mountain pipeline due Tuesday

OTTAWA — The Liberal government’s $4.5 billion gamble to buy the Trans… Continue reading

Skier, 22 dies after fall on Mount Haig near Castle Mountain Ski Resort

PINCHER CREEK, Alta. — RCMP from the Pincher Creek, Alta., detachment are… Continue reading

4 years in, Trump fondly recalls Trump Tower campaign launch

NEW YORK — It was the escalator ride that would change history.… Continue reading

Massive protests draw apology from Hong Kong leadership

Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that… Continue reading

Most Read