Morris MLA Mavis Taillieu is stepping down from provincial politics, the Progressive Conservative Party announced Tuesday.
Taillieu has served her constituency of Morris for almost 10 years, first being elected in 2003 and then again in 2007 and 2011.
“It has been an enriching and rewarding experience serving the people in the constituency and I am thankful for the support they have shown me,” Taillieu said in a statement.
Taillieu served as critic for Culture, Heritage and Tourism, Family Services and Housing, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Advanced Education and Literacy, and Infrastructure and Transportation. She has also served as the Official opposition House Leader and the Caucus Whip.
Taillieu plans to focus on family, life changes and attention to health and wellbeing, as well as be a mentor to her two sons who are forming a new business venture, according to the PCs.
A byelection in Morris will be called by Premier Greg Selinger when the Legislature resumes in the spring.