Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper is walking away from politics.
Harper announced his resignation as Member of Parliament for his Calgary Heritage riding through a Facebook video Friday morning.
“Friends, we did a lot together, but I know the best is yet to come,” Harper said.
“My eternal thanks to the constituents of Calgary Heritage, to the members of the Conservative Party and all Canadians for having given me the honour of serving the best country in the world.”
The 57-year-old decided to stay on as an MP in his Calgary riding 10 months ago after the Conservatives were ousted by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party.
It’s expected that he will start a consulting firm in Calgary where he now lives.