Prince George-Peace River MP Jay Hill will resign his commons seat in three weeks, the Canadian Press reported Monday.
The 57 year old, who served as both the Conservative government's chief whip and House leader, has represented his northern B.C. riding since 1993.
He told the the Canadian Press it's best to leave politics on one's own, rather than leaving it up to the voters.
Three candidates are currently vying for the Conservative nomination for Prince George-Peace River: Bob Zimmer, Dan Davies and Don Irwin, all of Fort St. John.