HR minister won't run in election

3 federal cabinet ministers are bowing out of politics
||Last Updated: 09/08/2008

If the Conservatives win the upcoming federal election, they'll have to find a new Minister of Human Resources and Social Development.

Monte Solberg, who took over the human resources portfolio from Diane Finley in 2007 after a stint as the Minister of Immigration, has announced he won't run again.

Solberg was first elected to the House of Commons in 1993 as a Reform Party MP and represents the riding of Medicine Hat, Alta.