Ontario Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur has announced that she is to resign.
A statement issued on Thursday night read that “this was not an easy decision, but after 25 years I have reached a point in my life where I would like to spend more time with my family and be closer to home.”
The decision makes her the second Liberal cabinet minister to leave ahead of an anticipated shuffle, following the departure of Minister of Municipal Affairs, Ted McMeekin earlier this week.
Meilleur, who represented Ottawa-Vanier at Queens Park says she will stay on until a replacement is named.
Meanwhile, Premier Kathleen Wynne has heaped praise upon Meilleur saying that “with her experience of 25 years in politics and several cabinet positions under her belt, Madeleine is a key member on our team and will be sorely missed by all.”