Rona Ambrose set to leave federal politics

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose is leaving federal politics, CBC News has confirmed.

The Edmonton MP will make the announcement Tuesday in Ottawa, sources say. Ambrose informed the Conservative Party of her decision on Friday. The news was first reported Monday by iPolitics.

The Conservatives are to pick their new leader at a convention on May 27 and Ambrose is expected to stay on as interim leader until then.