Murray resigns

Story updated July 31 at 1:10pm


The Toronto Star broke the news late Sunday that Ontario’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray was planning to quit provincial politics.


It became official when Murray announced his intensions Monday morning. In a statement, Murray said he would resign as Toronto-Centre MPP on September 1st. He is leaving politics for a private sector job becoming the executive director of the Alberta-based Pembina Institute, an environmental think-tank organization.


The move forced Premier Kathleen Wynne to have a minor cabinet shuffle, where she moved former housing minister, Chris Ballard to the environment post, while Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn took over Mr. Ballard’s housing position and the community safety minister Marie-France Lalonde was named in charge of a new ministry of Francophone Affairs. You can read his full statement in the image below: 




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