Nova Scotia cabinet minister Marilyn More says she won't run in the next provincial election.
The Dartmouth MLA has been responsible for the Advanced Education, Labour and Immigration portfolios.
"Well I considered a number of factors personal and work related, but this is my 20th year of elected service in Nova Scotia, three terms back in the 1980s as a school board member and three terms as an MLA. It is time for me to retire and move on to other things," More said.
More is the fifth member of the NDP government to announce she will not reoffer in the next election.
On Friday Premier Darrell Dexter visited the Lieutenant-Governor to carry out the changes to cabinet.
More will remain in cabinet until an election is called as minister responsible for the Public Service Commission, Communications Nova Scotia and the Status of Women.
Deputy premier Frank Corbett will resume her previous portfolios.
The premier gave no hint as to how soon an election might come but he did say timing was a factor in not appointing a new face to cabinet as he did when Bill Estabrooks and Graham Steele resigned.
"At this point in time in the mandate, bringing someone new in, that would be a different experience than it would have been a year ago," Dexter said.
"We want to ensure there’s going to be continuity through the next number of months and into the next term."