Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan resigning seat next week
Duncan, who announced last October he would step down soon after Premier Dalton McGuinty’s successor was chosen, made it official Wednesday night.
An MPP since 1995, the treasurer told his hometown Windsor Star he would resign his seat two days after Premier-designate Kathleen Wynne names a new cabinet Monday.
That paves the way for a byelection in Windsor-Tecumseh by August unless Wynne’s minority Liberal government falls before then.
Sources say Duncan, who is well regarded in corporate Canada, is leaving for an undisclosed job on Bay St.
As treasurer, he helped harmonize the GST and the PST, expand the subway to Vaughan, and ensure the survival of General Motors Canada and Chrysler Canada with government bailouts.