Manitoba National Politics Former Interim Conservative Party Leader Steps Down. By Issac Shiff Posted on February 2, 2023 53 second read 0 0 86 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Candice Bergen Question Period / Période des questions Ottawa, ONTARIO, on December 10th, 2020. © HOC-CDC Credit: Bernard Thibodeau, House of Commons Photo Services Candice Bergen Steps down as member of parliament. She did not mention why suddenly she stepped down but doesn’t look that she is going to be out of political arena. Candice Bergen, former interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, announced Wednesday that she would be resigning as the member of Parliament for Manitoba’s Portage-Lisgar riding. Bergen, 58, announced her decision in a video posted on her official Twitter page. She said she submitted her resignation on Wednesday.