Treasury Board president says he's decided it's time for a change after 22 years

CKTB NEWS | Scott Brison

After 22-years, Nova Scotia M-P Scott Brison has announced he is stepping away from politics, prefacing a departure from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet.

Brison -- who made history as Canada's first openly gay federal cabinet minister -- says he wants to leave politics while he's ``on top'' and is looking forward to new challenges.

While he isn't sure whether he'll resign his seat altogether before the fall election, his resignation from cabinet stems from his belief that the government is best served by ministers who intend to run again