Jun 09, 2016
Ontario Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur is resigning as an MPP for the riding of Ottawa-Vanier.
In a statement released Thursday, Meilleur said she told Premier Kathleen Wynne earlier this week, but said she would continue to fulfill her ministerial roles as Attorney General and Minister responsible for Francophone Affairs until a replacement was selected.
Meilleur was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003, after more than a decade in municipal politics.
"For the past 25 years I have had the great privilege of serving the people of Ottawa-Vanier, first as a municipal councillor, and then as a Member of Provincial Parliament," read her statement. "I want to offer my most sincere thanks to my constituents for their unwavering support."
Meilleur said in her statement she is resigning to spend more time with her family.