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soulchaser
07-30-2017, 09:53 PM
https://www.thestar.com/amp/news/canada/2017/07/30/murray-quitting-as-environment-minister-signalling-a-climate-change-at-queens-park.html

Premier Kathleen Wynne is suffering the loss of a key member of her cabinet with the surprise departure of Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray, the Star has learned.
Murray, 59, who has been out of the country and was unavailable for comment, will announce Monday at Queen’s Park that he is set to resign from provincial politics.
The Toronto Centre MPP, also a former mayor of Winnipeg and one-time Star columnist, has been Wynne’s point person on climate change.
He will step down immediately from cabinet, forcing the premier to do a minor shuffle of her executive council on Monday morning, but will remain as an MPP for a few more weeks to wind down some local constituency business.
However, his resignation will not trigger a byelection in what has been a traditionally safe Liberal seat both provincially and federally.

soulchaser
07-30-2017, 09:55 PM
What's that, the 4th Ontario Liberal MPP to quit in the last 10 days?

No by-elections because the general election is less than a year away.

LB303
07-30-2017, 10:00 PM
https://www.cartoonmovement.com/depot/cartoons/2011/11/07/rats_leaving_a_sinking_ship__fabio_magnasciutti.jp eg

RangeBob
07-30-2017, 10:47 PM
"Minister for Climate Change ... forcing the premier to do a minor shuffle of her executive council "


Given the effect of the past 15 years, I'm thinking Ontarians could survive without one of those for a year.

kennymo
07-30-2017, 11:01 PM
Please don't send him back....

tdod101
07-31-2017, 05:12 AM
We all know they're going to lose the next election.. This country is so predictable. When politicians start jump ship left and right, you know they've seen the writing on the wall.

Canada_Phil
07-31-2017, 06:36 AM
Oh no!
What will the guy do at age 59?
I hope he has some sort of pension to help him get by?

[.. sarcasm off./]

awndray
07-31-2017, 07:00 AM
From the same article:

Sources, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal party matters, said Murray is leaving for a high-profile job outside politics. His successor as environment minister was not immediately known.
https://www.thestar.com/amp/news/canada/2017/07/30/murray-quitting-as-environment-minister-signalling-a-climate-change-at-queens-park.html

tdod101
07-31-2017, 07:35 AM
From the same article:

Sources, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal party matters, said Murray is leaving for a high-profile job outside politics. His successor as environment minister was not immediately known.

https://www.thestar.com/amp/news/canada/2017/07/30/murray-quitting-as-environment-minister-signalling-a-climate-change-at-queens-park.html

Probably for Samsung

soulchaser
07-31-2017, 08:27 AM
Oh no!
What will the guy do at age 59?
I hope he has some sort of pension to help him get by?

[.. sarcasm off./]

Mike Harris scrapped MPP pensions.

MPP's do however get a lump sum "severence" when the quit or are defeated in an election.

Murray will most likely be headed to some radical lefty enviro-nazi type group.

soulchaser
07-31-2017, 08:31 AM
We all know they're going to lose the next election.. This country is so predictable. When politicians start jump ship left and right, you know they've seen the writing on the wall.

Sadly, no we don't know they will lose. This IS Ontario after all.

The Wynne Liberals lost a few cabinet ministers to resignations before the 2014 election when it looked like the Liberals were going to lose and were returned to power with a majority.

Waterloomike
07-31-2017, 11:16 AM
Bribes work miracles.