Nova Scotia Liberal MLA Angela Simmonds has announced she will be stepping down from her roles, both as a member of the legislative assembly and as deputy speaker.
A joint news release from Simmonds and Liberal leader Zach Churchill said her resignation is effective April 1.
“For me, this decision is necessary to stretch out the legacy of changemakers, lifting up new voices while also preserving my own,” said Simmonds in the release.
“I’m proud of the work that this party has done for Nova Scotians over the last two years. I’ll be spending these next few months with family and in my community as I work through what comes next for me, continuing to support initiatives of anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion.”