Former Ontario PC leadership candidate Christine Elliott has resigned as MPP of Whitby-Oshawa.
She has not seen at Queen’s Park since losing the PC leadership to Patrick Brown in May.
Elliott said in a statement that it wasn’t an easy decision and “It has been an honour to represent the people of Whitby-Oshawa.”
Elliott is the widow of former finance minister Jim Flaherty, who represented the same riding federally.
She was first elected to the legislature in 2006 and was the deputy leader of the Progressive Conservatives. She had also served as the party’s health critic.
Meanwhile Premier Kathleen Wynne has released a statement thanking Elliott for her service.
She added that for nearly a decade ”Christine Elliott served her constituents and the people of Ontario with distinction” and that ”her regard for Queen’s Park and its elected members made her one of the most respected MPPs in the House.”
Patrick Brown also issuing a statement expressing gratitude for her” years of service to her constituents ”, saying ”Christine has been a tireless advocate for her constituents and Ontario and an esteemed member of our caucus.”