Peter MacKay is set to announce his retirement from federal politics according to several media reports.
MacKay, first elected in 1997, is currently the Minister of Justice. In the past he has held cabinet positions in foreign affairs and national defence. Prior to its merger with the Canadian Alliance, MacKay was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party.
The 49 year-old married Nazanin Afshin-Jam, a human rights activist and former Miss World Canada, in 2012. They welcomed their first son Kian in 2013 and are expecting a daughter this fall.
Those that have known MacKay for some time say his decision to leave politics now is likely driven by his growing family.
MacKay's father Elmer was the member of Parliament for the same riding from 1971 until 1993.