NDP MPP Joe Cimino resigns seat: cites family, health issues
Nov 20, 2014
Joe Cimino, the New Democrat MPP for Sudbury, says he will resign from his position at the end of Thursday.
In a statement, Cimino said he made the decision after much reflection and thought.
"I have been asked several times in the past how I was able to balance my public obligations as a city councillor with my family life," he said in a Thursday press release.
"Even though it was difficult to do, I was able to be there for my young children, wife and extended family while still serving my community with complete dedication. Unfortunately the pendulum has swung too far to one side in the last several months. Simply, for my personal health wellness, and more importantly the well being of my family I must resign my seat in the Provincial Legislature."
Cimino was elected as the Provincial Member of Parliament in the June 12 election.
Before that, he was a city councillor in Greater Sudbury.