Canadian treasury head announces resigning from government

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OTTAWA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- President of the Treasury Board of Canada Scott Brison on Thursday announced his resigning from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government and will not be seeing re-election in the Canadian House of Commons late this year.

Brison made the announcement online Thursday morning. He has held cabinet portfolios in the Liberal governments of Paul Martin and Justin Trudeau.

Brison has informed Trudeau of his decision, and said he is working to ensure a smooth transition, as his departure is expected to trigger a cabinet shuffle to fill his ministerial vacancy.

Becoming a member of parliament of Canada in June 1997, Brison has represented his Kings-Hants, Nova Scotia riding for 22 years, and said he wants to spend more time with his family.

"They say life begins at 50, well I'm 51 and ready for new challenges," Brison said in a video posted to social media.

In a tweet, Trudeau thanked Brison for being a "tireless champion for the people of Nova Scotia and for Canada." Enditem

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