Rona Ambrose issued this statement on her Facebook page:
May 16, 2017
As my time as Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada – Parti conservateur du Canada comes to an end, I think it’s important to look forward. So, I am also announcing today that after the House rises for the summer, I will be stepping down as MP for Sturgeon River-Parkland.
It truly has been the greatest honour of my life to serve in the House of Commons, something I never dreamed could have happened. But after 13 years, the time is right for the next generation of leadership to seek election to Parliament in Sturgeon River-Parkland.