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WINNIPEG — Another Manitoba Conservative MP says she is not running in the next election.

Joy Smith, who represents the riding of Kildonan-St Paul, says she is retiring after holding the seat since 2004.

Smith has been an outspoken activist against human trafficking during her time in Parliament.

In 2007, her private member’s bill condemning sexual trafficking of women and children across international borders passed unanimously.

Smith is the latest Conservative MP from Manitoba to choose not to run again in the election set for October.

Rod Bruinooge (broo-NOOZH’), who represents Winnipeg South, announced last week he is leaving federal politics to spend more time with his young children.

More than 20 Conservative MPs have announced they won’t be running in the federal election. A handful of Liberals and NDP incumbents have also announced their retirements.

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