Bloc MP to retire at end of term

The Bloc Quebecois, which was faced with the guns blazing departure of MP Jean-Francois Fortin last week, will be losing another member of its tiny caucus with the impending resignation of Jonquière-Alma MP Claude Patry.

But Patry's departure will be much more serene.

Le Devoir this morning reports that Patry will retire from politics at the end of his term.

Patry is a former union leader who was first elected to the House of Commons in 2011 as a member of the NDP.

He quit the NDP and joined the Bloc in February of 2013.

Last week Fortin quit the Bloc criticizing the leadership style of Mario Beaulieu.

The Bloc Quebecois has only three sitting members in the House of Commons.

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