KATHLEEN WYNNE LOSES ANOTHER CABINET MINISTER AHEAD OF ELECTION
Sep 08, 2017
By Bob Komsic
When Ontario voters go to the polls in Scarborough Centre next June, the Liberal incumbent’s name won’t be on the ballot.
Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid, who suffered a mild heart attack last year, says after speaking with family and friends he’s decided not to seek re-election.
The 55-year-old Duguid, whose announcement comes just over one month after former environment minister Glen Murray left for the private sector, insists he’s not leaving because he’s worried the party won’t be re-elected.
Duguid’s expected to remain in cabinet until the election.
He was first elected to the legislature in 2003 and was a city councillor in Scarborough and Toronto for nine years before that.
Speaker Dave Levac and Monte Kwinter have also announced they won’t be running.