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Rusnak steps down from parliamentary secretary role

Liberal MP says being away from his young family was starting to take its toll.
Don Rusnak
Liberal MP Don Rusnak (Thunder Bay-Rainy River) on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 announced he was stepping away from his role as parliamentary secretary to the Ministry of Indigenous Services. (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY – Citing family concerns, Liberal MP Don Rusnak says he is stepping down from his role as parliamentary secretary to the minister of Indigenous Services.

Rusnak, a first-term MP representing Thunder Bay-Rainy River, on Friday said the intense travel schedule was too much, given his young family.

“It has been an honour to serve this past year as the first ever Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services. However, the intense travel schedule associated with this position has prevented me from spending as much time as I would like with my young family and the community members of my riding of Thunder Bay-Rainy River,” Rusnak said in a release.
“It is therefore upon considerable reflection that I have chosen to step down from my role as parliamentary secretary.

Rusnak did confirm he plans to run again for the Liberals in 2019.

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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