Earlier this week we learned that David Emerson and Loyola Hearn won't run for the Conservatives in the election that will happen, but hasn't been called.
Today, Monte Solberg announced that he won't be running either. The other two were not all that much of a surprise, but I think few saw this coming.
In fairness, he's been at this since '93. That's a long time, but one has to wonder what the real driver is here.
Funny too, when Liberal MP's resign there are stories about mutiny and party disarray, dissatisfaction with Dion etc. Not so with the Con's leaving. I think they now have more people who have resigned than the Liberals have.
While indeed he has been an MP for a long time and there is no question that the life style must take a toll, it seems odd to me that you'd leave once you'd actually formed a government.
Will there be more? Who knows? But given that Harper is calling this election on Sunday, they'd best speak up now.
Boy, their benches are looking weaker and weaker aren't they?
Update - Make that 4.