CORNWALL — Quashing speculation about his potential retirement from politics, local MP Guy Lauzon intends to let his name stand in the next federal election. The incumbent member for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry will have held the position for 15 years and be 75 years old when Canadians head to the polls in October 2019.
The electoral district’s Conservative Association on Saturday recognized the St. Andrews West resident as the party’s chosen candidate.
“I am honoured and humbled to be given the opportunity to seek re-election and to continue to serve the residents of our Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry,” said Lauzon, who was first elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015, Lauzon has served as both a government and opposition MP. He spent seven years as National Conservative Caucus Chair, where he worked weekly with the prime minister of the day, Stephen Harper, along with members of cabinet and the Tory caucus. His time on Parliament Hill has also seen him in the roles of Deputy Government Whip as well as parliamentary secretary to the minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario.