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Ontario Deputy Premier Christine Elliott poised to resign: sources

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Elliott will not seek re-election in June and Premier Doug Ford will have to appoint a new health minister. Ontario Premier Doug Ford is facing another high-profile resignation just months away from the provincial election as sources say Christine Elliott, […]

Elliott will not seek re-election in June and Premier Doug Ford will have to appoint a new health minister.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is facing another high-profile resignation just months away from the provincial election as sources say Christine Elliott, his deputy premier, is poised to announce she’s leaving politics.

Elliott has served as health minister since Ford’s Progressive Conservatives took office in 2018, putting her at the forefront of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Multiple sources tell CBC News that Elliott will announce Friday she is stepping down from her cabinet posts and will not run in the June 2 election.

On Thursday evening, officials representing Ford and Elliott neither confirmed nor denied CBC’s information. A spokesperson for the Ontario PC Party did not respond to a request for comment.

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